While many city residents take their internet service for granted, there are thousands of other people spread throughout the country just wish they could get online. These rural resident usually either live too far from their neighbors to make it economically feasible for companies to run wires or there is a topographical problem such as mountains or deep valleys in the way.
However, rural internet service if vital if we want to continue to grow as a country. Not only does it provide a strong economic base, but one for entertainment and personal growth as well. Can you think of a day when you didn’t have internet or wonder what we ever did without it? Well, for many this is still their reality. Not only does the internet give people a chance to shop online and chat with their friends, it is also a way to gather information about an illness, speak to their doctor without having to drive tens of miles to get there, speak to their congressmen about a particular issue or do a host of other things. In addition, farmers need the internet in order to sell their crops to a larger market, monitor crops or even turn on equipment from a distance.