The internet connection was working as expected at Coontail Market in Boulder Junction on Tuesday.
The grocery, convenience, and outdoor sports store could accept credit cards and access its servers.
But it’s not always like this.
At least once a week, said owner Steve Coon, there is some sort of internet issue.
“It happens way too frequently with DSL, which is the product, of course, that most rural areas have,” he said.
Coon said internet service is not only slow, it’s unreliable.