Many opportunities have come up in the online community following the rapid increase in people using internet as a platform for business, information and social lives. This has however left rural areas behind on the move as high speed internet has not been made available to them hence, they cannot access any internet for their use. 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. The following are some of the benefits that have been evident following the rise of rural high speed internet.
Following the efficient accessibility of high speed rural internet local rural businesses has noted a positive increase in their operations. The physical movement technique by local businesses to create a wider market has not been very promising. Through high speed internet in such rural areas businesses are able to function more efficiently and boost the sales level in a business. Hence it is a profitable venture that can do greater good to local businesses.
Education is very important to people of any age group. It gives you knowledge on different aspects and makes you aware of the world around you. In the recent years the internet has been a reliable place to get education through online courses or research websites. But this is not a favorable subject for rural area locals as they do not have access to such opportunities. This, calls for the proper installation of high speed internet in rural areas to enable locals get such opportunities.
Health services could need a good internet speed in order to function, such include telemedicine and telehealth. Rural areas have not been able to use this efficiently over the weak internet speeds which do not hold strong signals. Thus, where good speed internet is made accessible to locals in the rural area setting, services such as telehealth and telemedicine are able to help locals to get good health care and information on different diseases, how to notice them and how to treat such diseases. The locals will have first hand information on how to avoid falling prey to certain diseases and the type of measures they should take in order to treat them when they are infected.
Lastly, high speed internet in rural areas will bring about employment opportunities in rural areas for both low paying and high paying positions. This however does not guarantee that locals will be sure to get these jobs since factors like qualifications and employment procedures must be followed. 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 of the low pay opportunities are more likely to be occupied by the rural area locals such as cleaning staff.