By NICK IBARRA
The first time he tried to restore reliable internet to the farmworker housing where he was raised in Watsonville, Juan Morales-Rocha ran into a dead end.
“I was calling people, trying to connect the dots — like, who would be the right person to call?” he said. “No results, basically, because I guess it wasn’t as important, right?”
That was April 2019, a year before the COVID-19 pandemic pushed so much of school, work and life behind a computer screen….