Due to the general increase of internet users worldwide, the rapid rise of online opportunities has been recorded and experienced by many. This however has proved to be a challenge to locals in rural areas as they do not have good speed internet and most times nothing that uses internet works. This limits their growth and contact to the outside world. Due to introduction of high speed internet in rural areas locals can now know what is happening around the world. Everyone in the rural community can now take advantage of this opportunity especially farmers and business people. Below are some of the evident advantages of high speed rural internet.
High speed rural internet has led to increased online business opportunities and ventures in the rural areas. The physical movement technique by local businesses to create a wider market has not been very promising. With high speed rural internet businesses are able to achieve good results and increase in sales margin. Hence it is a profitable venture that can do greater good to local businesses.
Education is very important to people of any age group. Education gives you the power to know how the world works and the exciting events around it. In the recent years the internet has been a reliable place to get education through online courses or research websites. This is not possible in rural areas since the internet speeds and availability are not accommodative. Thus the need to support and encourage continuous rural high speed internet availability.
Health services could need a good internet speed in order to function, such include telemedicine and telehealth. Rurals areas have had problems with such services due to poor speed internet with poor quality signals that are not much of reliable. Therefore, installing high speed internet will make such services easily accessible to locals enabling them to have improved health care services and more knowledge on possible diseases their signs and treatment options. The locals will know how to take care of themselves and know how to react to certain health complications including the type of drugs to be taken in the case of such occurrences.
Following the installment of rural high speed internet employment opportunities have grown to both the rural people and the state at large. The locals are not guaranteed to get all the job vacancies this is because employment procedures and documentation should be considered when hiring employees. This is to say that in reality the unemployment level will move down but it will not be strictly on the rural area rather across the state. Most likely the locals in rural areas will be able to easily get the low rank jobs with minimum to no qualification levels.