Why do I need Internet in a rural area?

Frequently Asked Questions

In today’s digital world, you need internet even if you live in a remote area. In fact, it may be even more important for people who live far away from town centers to have reliable internet service through a satellite connection. No matter what happens to cellular towers or cables in bad weather, satellite internet connections can survive. In case of an emergency, you would still have another chance to get help through the internet.

But that’s just the beginning. Internet access can get you a remote job online when there are no other jobs within miles. You can earn a certificate or a degree online. Your kids can homeschool. You can even see the doctor or file forms for banking or taxes. And if budgeting for internet is a challenge, you may be eligible for payment assistance to help you get internet access.