Five ways better broadband can improve rural life header image

Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Living in the countryside is great. Whether you're relocating after retiring or planning to raise a family away from the noise and pollution of the city, the peace and tranquillity of a rural village is hard to beat. 

A major downside of escaping to the country used to be the fact you had to sacrifice some of the mod-cons associated with urban life. However, advances in technology - such as satellite broadband - mean that's now much less of an issue and living in a rural area has got even better.

Sociability
Being in the countryside can leave you a little isolated if most of your friends and family are still based in the city, but a good broadband connection can help to overcome this problem. Email is a quick and easy way to keep in touch, as are social networking websites like Facebook.

You can also use the web to make free phone calls through services such as Skype. The great thing about this is that you will be to see the person you're talking to via a webcam as well as talking to them, which is the next best thing to meeting someone in person.

Work
Work can be pain for people who live in the countryside, especially if you have to commute into an urban area. However, if you have a reliable broadband connection things can become a lot easier. 

Many businesses are beginning to embrace flexible working and are happy to let employees work from home at least some of the time, provided they are connected to the web. This is ideal for people who have to fit their work life around other commitments. 

Shopping
Not too long ago going shopping in the countryside was something of a limited experience. You could either visit the small number of local shops or make a journey into the nearest big town or city.

Those days are long gone now though, as thanks to the internet you can buy more or less everything online from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered, making life a whole lot easier.

Business
Broadband is crucial to the business world and a good connection is a must for any rural company that wants to grow and compete with its rivals. A reliable internet connection can improve the performance of country-based businesses and this benefits the community as a whole.

The best of both worlds
The main advantage of broadband in the countryside is that it essentially allows you to enjoy the best features of both rural and urban life. You can take in the peace and relaxed pace of the country, without having to give up on the mod-cons that are easy to take for granted while residing in the city.

If your current internet connection is slow and unreliable, upgrading to Tooway satellite broadband could be right for you. The technology provided by Avonline is ideal for the countryside as it's available right now and doesn't require the time consuming and expensive infrastructure developments that hold back other forms of broadband in rural areas.