General manager of Sheridan-based Advanced Communications Technology, Aaron Sopko, was one of two locals to present at the first ever Wyoming Broadband Summit in Cheyenne Tuesday. He was joined by Tom Richards, a Sheridan doctor who is savvy to combining technology and medicine. Sopko explains what the summit was all about.
Sopko said the presenters helped shatter the myth that because of Wyoming's rural nature, it is any less connected than larger, more urbanized states.
With 4G connectivity in Sheridan, high speed fiber-optics and a high tech business park, Sopko said businesses have many opportunities for growth.
Sopko added that a favorable tax structure, availability of space and cheap energy play an important a role in attracting businesses to Wyoming. The state recently came out on top in the Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate report.