Cardiologist and tech enthusiast Earl Ferguson says a new high-speed fiber-optic backbone, shown here, will help him provide care to patients in isolated communities via two-way video systems. But rural residents will probably have to wait to get robust medical services through their mobile phones.
Source: California Broadband Cooperative, MapBox, OpenStreetMap
Graphic reporting by Eryn Brown
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