How Prineville got wired

A decade ago, the small Central Oregon town of Prineville was left out of a new fiber optic loop and lacked the reliable high-speed Internet connections necessary to attract the data centers now popping up there.

See my story here on how Prineville got connected to the fiber optic network. With my colleagues Dylan Darling and Duffie Taylor, I also looked at how data centers’ draw on resources – power, water, fiber optic lines – will impact the region in the future. Find that story here.