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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

5 Tips to Help People in Rural Areas Get High Speed Internet

The Internet is a very important part to modern life. Just a few years ago, a federal court determined high speed internet has evolved to the point where it is more like a public utility and not a luxury. Think about it, there is a lot that you can't do if you don't have access to high speed Internet. In some instances, slow or no Internet can almost be like going without gas or electricity. Despite the fact, the Internet is so important to our lives, people in rural areas don't have many options for high speed Internet. If you live in a rural area and have problems getting high speed internet, follow these tips to see what options are in your area.

So why is it difficult to get high speed internet in rural areas? Well, it's a very expensive process to lay the cables needed. There are larger distances between rural residential, farm and business properties compared to most urban and suburban areas. This means that High Speed Internet providers will not get a a fast return on the investment laying cables. Rather than expanding into rural area, Internet providers focus maintaining and upgrade the networks in densely populated areas.