Rural Access Expansion Continues With Help From FCC

October 11th, 2013

A major goal has been to expand high speed access to rural areas. Historically, these areas had no choice but to put up with either a dial-up connection, satellite if they could afford the cost of equipment or have no internet connection at all. But the American government realized that there was a divide between urban and rural opportunities that became smaller when many of these rural dwellers were offered a broadband connection. Rural access to internet service providers opened up a number of online job opportunities, as well as helped children get access to the same educational opportunities as their urban counterparts. Additionally, it encouraged more people to stay in these communities, thus increasing the talent pool there and bringing in the economic benefits.