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August 21, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

(Continued)

1. Will you remove the archaic and self-serving passage in the bylaws that allows any board member to choose for him or herself to run again, not allowing the nominating committee to take a pass on directors that are not serving the membership?

2. Will you consider an advisory board that is separate and apart from the Board of Directors, give them a meaningful role, and allow them a chance to speak at the Annual Meeting?

3. Will you share the marketing studies that showed how PWRTC could make a meaningful dent in the competition in the Winamac and Monticello communities, when those communities already have options to purchase bundles that include telephone, internet, cable television and unlimited long distance?

4. Will you share how the decisions were made that keep the rural MEMBERS of PWRTC on DSL, which is quickly becoming too narrow for home-based businesses and entertainment?

And the biggest question that remains unanswered: Once we have all of the costs on the table, and all of the reasons for proceeding with a new building, please compare that to what the cost would have been to take fiber to those rural members who are going to be stuck with 20th century technology.

Kathi Thompson

Star City

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