Matt Mead

Wyoming governor candidates debate technology development

Candidates for Wyoming governor disagreed Monday on whether the state is doing enough to boost internet speeds and other technology to help businesses compete and thrive.

Businesses large and small struggle with slow internet, Democrat Mary Throne said at a Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. Wyoming could do more to boost internet broadband like it has with small-business grants that she supported during 10 years as a state representative, she said.

"Across the state, I see a lot of entrepreneurial spirit. But the leaders in Cheyenne are behind the times in supporting that spirit. You know, technology and bandwidth are essential to all of our rural...