After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that takes a few seconds too long to load, the New York Times reports. The county administrator cannot get broadband at her house. Neither can the sportswriter at The Thomasville Times. Here in Coffeeville, the only computer many students ever touch is at the high school. “I’m missing a whole lot,” said Justin Bell, 17. “I know that.” As the world embraces its digital age — two billion people now use the internet regularly...

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