Only 2,600 people live in the icy hinterlands of Svalbard, Norway. Svein Nordahl lives in a cabin five miles from the closest town near no roads, without running water, yet has fiber-optic broadband internet service. Nordahl struck a deal with the provider, who wasn't originally going to extend service to the remote cabins of Bjørndalen, to drag the cables himself.
• In Bjørndalen, Norway, a Small Cabin Enjoys Some of the World's Fastest Internet | The Wall Street Journal
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