Deal will bring us into tech age

Attorney James Deal wants to bring Snohomish County into the modern computer age by leading efforts to build a fiber optic Internet. Mount Vernon and many other cities have done this, and high tech businesses are relocating there as a result. Here we pay $70 per month for 20 megabytes down and 4 megabytes up. The same $70 in Mount Vernon buys 1,000 megabytes down and 1,000 megabytes up. It would be a magnet for new business in Snohomish County.

Eric Drungo