State Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) says 4G is critical to growing
the job market in Marietta and southeast Ohio, citing needs in the medical
community, among others.
State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) is hopeful the local
wireless investment will promote more entrepreneurship. He says wireless
devices are at an all-time high in their importance to business success.
Thompson is confident the 4G network will help business people in Marietta to
better network around the region and the world.
Mayor Joe Matthews says the ability of Marietta residents to network more
effectively will enhance the city’s economy, plus he expects the enhanced technology
to play a role in promoting Marietta as a desirable place to work and live.
Story reported by Justin Bradley; edited by Mike Cullums