As technology improves, people have a growing need for cellphone and Internet services.
In some of the rural parts of Somerset County, the lack of this infrastructure has been a problem.
Another part of the county, Ogle Township, received good news last week that it will have some infrastructure improvements.
The Ogle Township supervisors received notice from Verizon Wireless that it expects to soon construct a cellphone tower and provide high-speed Internet access.
Supervisor Chairman Harvey Weyandt Jr. said the technology upgrade has been more than two years in the making. "There's been a lot of effort, and it looks like it's paid off," he said. "I know our residents are excited about it."
The wireless company required at least 40 residents to commit to a one-year deal in order to install Internet service. The municipality, with a population of about 500 people, met that number "and then some," Supervisor Dana Sklinar said.
High Speed Internet is becoming a basic necessity for school children and those wanting to be active in the business world.
It's good news that modern technology is going to be available in this rural part of the county.