Houston County resident continues to fight for internet in rural Houston County

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) —  Gary purchased a home on Hooper Cherry Road five miles away from the Dothan City limits. After making several attempts, the local internet provider finally responded.

“This is not rural, this is not acreage between lots, now there is some of that further down the street, but this area is a vibrant growing community and to function in the twentieth century you need internet service,” Gary Norman said.

Norman is very fearful that residents in rural Houston County will be left out of the rural Alabama internet grant.

“I take pictures of all of these houses and I measure all the distances to demonstrate to CenturyLink. You would think they would come out and talk to their customers, but someone did a drive by and made assumptions of what they saw, ” He said.

According to Norman, he will draft a letter to send to state officials in hopes of getting the issue solved.

“We are asking for is reliable internet we are begging CenturyLink so that we have the privilege of paying them every month for their service,” Norman said.

Norman believes acquiring internet is a necessity and not a luxury.

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