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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Tracey Haberman of Nobles Cooperative Electric demonstrates the new Exede satellite broadband technology now available to rural residents. The new system is 25 times faster than WildBlue.

New, higher speed internet service offered

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WORTHINGTON -- For years, rural residents haven't had the luxury of accessing amazingly fast Internet, but new advancements in technology are finally bringing them up to speed.


Nobles Cooperative Electric has recently launched a new satellite broadband technology, "Exede by ViaSat," for its customers. The new option is in addition to WildBlue, which has been offered since 2005.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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