July 28th, 2013
If may take some effort on your part, but you can find a small town that has fast Internet access. Depending on the town, you may have to choose from dial-up, DSL, broadband or, in rare instances, fiber Internet. It all depends on how much the community has been willing to invest into Internet service.
When searching for a small town with fast Internet, contact the town you are interested in and find out about service providers. There are likely only a handful of providers in each town. Look up each provider and find out what services Read the rest of this entry »
July 25th, 2013
When it comes to Internet access, some small towns still favor DSL access over other forms of access, such as broadband and dial-up. The two main reasons for this are infrastructure and cost.
For many years, those that lived in small towns were stuck with only dial-up access. While this level of access was fine in the 1990s, times have changed drastically, and having dial-up access is not going to get you very far on the Web. When small town residents began to search for a solution, they discovered that some large phone Read the rest of this entry »
July 21st, 2013
Internet access has become increasingly vital in modern life. From shopping to banking to communicating, the Internet permeates our culture in ways unthinkable even fifteen or twenty years ago. Yet like the expansion of electrical service in the early parts of the twentieth century, rural areas have lagged behind in this increasingly indispensable service.
Even now, many rural areas are limited to old-fashioned dial-up access for their Internet service. This connection method, which was antiquated ten years ago, makes use of existing telephone landlines. This has the advantage of utilizing infrastructure in Read the rest of this entry »
July 20th, 2013
As more and more people move to larger cities and away from small towns, these towns are struggling to survive. Some of these communities are turning to the Internet for help.
These towns are using the promotion power of the Web to attract businesses that new residents may find appealing. They also use the Internet to play up the positive aspects of these communities and how small towns can be just as beneficial as big cities.
Indeed, some towns have even taken the drastic step of installing high-speed Internet in those communities to attract more residents. With Read the rest of this entry »
July 16th, 2013
As long as there have been small towns, there has been gossip. The fish bowl lifestyle in a small town makes it the ideal place for residents to dish about one another. With advances in technology, gossip in small towns has now moved to the Web.
Of course, social media is the center of this change. If a resident has a piece of news, the resident may choose to share with friends on social media sites. That piece of news is then relayed to other folks in the community, and the gossip soon spreads to everyone. This is not necessarily a great way to communicate, but it is the preferred method to communicate for some in a small town.
To keep up with the latest gossip, all you have to do is stay in touch with fellow small town residents through email and chat. Chances are, http://satelliteinternetservices.com/hughesnet/Texas/O/Odessa/, there is going to be some news coming down the pipe every day. Some of this gossip may be mundane or uninteresting, but there are sure to be some juicy bits of gossip if you pay attention.
While spreading gossip is not necessarily healthy, it has become an expected aspect of small towns. It is only how the gossip is spread that has changed.The information party rocks on: Gossip Maybe?