Time to be brutally honest… Sometimes we (I) are snobs. When it comes to technology in the Valley, it seems we are very far behind the rest of the world. Especially coming from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, Lewiston, Idaho technology is simply archaic. Well, it’s not true!
Lewiston Technology Ahead of Seattle
Technology in Lewiston is amazingly advanced for such a small town (30,904 people as of 2000 census). I remember thinking how ridiculous it was living in the heart of Microsoft town and not able to get anything faster than dial-up at home. No cable because there was simply no service. No DSL because we were “too far”. And no satellite because, well, the skies weren’t clear enough :). When we decided to move to Lewiston, I looked forward to finally getting broadband Internet at home. In fact, I think we got hooked up to CableOne Internet before any other utilities!
Lewiston Idaho Technology Search
So how advanced are we? Well, have you ever looked in the computer section of the yellow pages? We have more computer businesses in the Valley than Starbucks! Okay, maybe that’s not a great standard. So instead, I did a search for “Lewiston Idaho Technology” and found that we have quite a bit going for us.
- Tech Savvy College
- High Tech Crown Vics
- Broad Economic Development
- Wireless Internet Service
- Skilled Surgeons
- U.S. DOT Technology A List
Obviously there are a lot more results and technology that’s not listed (including the many secret WiFi HotSpots). However, it was a good reminder that Technology in Lewiston isn’t all that bad. And frankly, there’s a lot that is good!