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2023 A Look Back: Honey, the Internet’s Out Again Award

Here's a look at the Zito office in the Jonathan Creek area. Here's a look at the Zito office in the Jonathan Creek area. Kyle Perrotti photo

O Zito, O Zito, wherefore art thou, Zito? In case you didn’t know, the phrase “wherefore art thou” is fancy Shakespeare talk for “why?” Which brings us to the point. Why, Zito. Why? 

Jonathan Creek is a beautiful area with great people, and damnit, they deserve high-speed internet just like the rest of us. But Zito seems intent on letting those fine folks live in digital squalor, unable to access the internet for days at a time.

To make matters worse, the people at Zito — at least upper-level management — don’t really care. They’ve received no shortage of complaints. There’s even a Facebook page called “FCC Formal Complaint Against Zito Media” that documents issues customers have had in North Carolina and elsewhere. Some people even provide graphs showing how inconsistent their internet is.

But for the best content, we’d recommend visiting the Jonathan Creek Facebook page. Sure, there are plenty of pastoral photos and vistas and restaurant recommendations, but the most consistent content appears to be complaints against Zito, and some can get quite colorful.

Maybe one day, internet access will be considered a utility and regulated as such to ensure equal access, but until then, Zito, please just get it together.

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