Asheville Internet Leader, Wally Bowen, Dies
Asheville lost a community broadband leader Tuesday when Wally Bowen succumbed to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Wally was the founder and Executive Director of the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN). Wally founded MAIN in 1996 and worked for many years to grow our Internet opportunities in the mountains of WNC. Moreover, Wally worked nationally to keep the Internet open and accessible. Asheville has lost a community leader.