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Soldier Stationed Overseas Witnesses Son’s Birth via Broadband

By Wil Payton

Broadband does more than provide faster access to information. This touching story reveals how it can be the tool that keeps families connected.

A Minnesota National Guardsman was scheduled to be home in time for his son’s birth, but apparently the baby had other plans.

An extract from the story is below:

Those who fight in our armed forces are often away from home during important family moments -- sometimes including the birth of a child. However, new technology can help bridge large distances, and one Minnesota guardsman was able to witness his son's birth via Skype.

Jon Anderson was supposed to be home for Emmet's birth, but the baby came a little early. Luckily, he and his wife, Christina, had a high-tech backup plan.

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