Month: June 2021

  • Rural Tennessee tangled in turn-of-the-century internet speeds

    Rural Tennessee tangled in turn-of-the-century internet speeds

    Lack of high-speed internet in much of rural Tennessee is well known, but today the White House is emphasizing the disparities in broadband access with a new map that visually and vividly highlights the problem. “What it tells you is there’s a lot of places in the United States that aren’t using the internet at […]

  • Sun on Big Bald Mountain

    Sun on Big Bald Mountain

    Here is a photo of Big Bald, part of the Bald Mountains as seen from the Wolf Laurel Country Club in June 2021. Never heard of Big Bald? It’s between Erwin, Tennessee, and Mars Hill, North Carolina, off Interstate-26. The Appalachian Trail and the Tennessee/North Carolina line cross the mountain, which at an elevation of […]