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Hobble Creek Canyon Broadband Tower on Forest Service Land

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To Whom it May Concern:

We, the undersigned property owners in Hobble Creek Canyon, support the construction of a broadband relay tower on USDA Forest Service land as proposed by Neighborhood Networks, Inc. An overwhelming majority of the residents of Hobble Creek Canyon have been in support of establishing this service for most of this year, as the current broadband and telephone services available in the canyon are inadequate and/or of very poor quality. Currently, many residents are traveling into Springville and elsewhere in order to telecommute or engage in online commerce. Establishing broadband service in the canyon would result in more people being able to work from home and access online services, which in turn will result in less traffic and less communications infrastructure (such as satellite and television antennas) as well as better overall quality of life in the canyon. Establishing Neighborhood Network's broadband service will also improve telecommunications in the canyon via Voice Over IP (VoIP) telephone service.

The Federal Communication Commission's 2010 National Broadband Plan seeks to expand internet connectivity across the nation to stimulate economic growth, spur job creation and boost America's capabilities in education, health care and homeland security. Permitting a single tower to be built on the USDA Forest Service land in Hobble Creek Canyon as prescribed by Neighborhood Networks will provide provide tremendous and long-sought benefits to residents. For these reasons, we fully support the issuing of a permit to construct this tower.

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