Great schools. Safe streets. Low cost of living. Parks and recreation.
These are all traditional elements of one of rural America's greatest strengths...Quality of Life.
Increasingly, access to high-quality broadband is becoming a "must-have" element of Quality of Life.
Internet Bandwidth Fuels Daily Life in the Modern Home
One of the arguments that incumbent cable and telephone providers offer against community fiber broadband systems is that "you don't NEED all that bandwidth". Today, that may be true for many homes and businesses. But internet usage is increasing by an average of 43% PER YEAR, and traditional networks may not be able to keep up with your needs.
Watch the video below from the Institute for Local Self Reliance to understand why the ability of fiber broadband networks to deliver services of a gigabit or better matters to communities.