A business owner who operates in the Crestwood Industrial Park, frustrated over difficulties with his internet connection, sought help from the Wright Township Board of Supervisors at its Feb. 8 meeting.
“We have a lot of problems with the internet service,” Tom Zabroski, of Zodiac Printing, told the board. “It’s getting to be a tremendous problem.”
The internet connection at the industrial park is slow and “totally antiquated,” he said, and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, who owns the industrial park, has no interest in helping business owners change the internet provider.
Verizon has been providing internet at the industrial park for years; no other providers have been allowed to connect to businesses in the industrial park, Zabroski said, adding, “It’s a lockout….My home has higher speeds than what I have at my business. It’s pretty sad.”
Zodiac Printing, on Oak Hill Road, depends on its internet connection. The company’s graphic artists design a variety of periodicals for companies, from brochures and newsletters to sales sheets and annual reports.
If the internet problem is not fixed, businesses may leave the industrial park, Zabroski said. He noted that he spoke to four or five other business owners who share the same frustrations.
“The Crestwood Industrial Park is a major overall contributor to the taxes of Mountain Top,” he stated, saying that the township cannot afford for businesses to move out.
Supervisor Donald Zampetti told