The divide between urban and rural areas includes more than the availability of broadband internet. Preferences in entertainment and television shows are also deeply divided between urban and rural communities. According to research compiled by Josh Katz of The Upshot, there are differences between popular television shows in these areas.
In the digital age, appreciation for rural communities and lifestyles has surfaced in unique ways. Online platforms, such as Pinterest, that are driven by user content have become places to exchange ideas and inspiration. As a result, several users are sharing visual images and memes that reflect rural lifestyles. From pictures of rural landscapes, farmhouses, interior designs, and common pastimes, we’ve found several Pinterest boards about rural communities that are worth following.
Keeping up with the day to day operations of a business can take most of an owner’s time. Saving money on operating expenses is a priority, but it can also take time to investigate the best available wireless plans and phones. To help save time, business owners often rely on carriers to provide advice about wireless technology expenses.
Rural communities maintain active subscriptions to cable television at a rate of 28 percent, according to a SmartBrief article by Kelly Mertesdorf. The reasons why cable subscribers decide to cut the cord can include frustration with the cable provider, but the cost and price increases are the number one driver. With a multitude of non-live and live TV streaming options, the challenges for rural communities in embracing this trend are affordability and access to high-speed internet.
Life in rural communities offers multiple benefits, driving Millennials, families, and individuals to seek a new, peaceful existence. While a common perception is Millennials prefer to choose a life in the city, some are making the move to areas with fewer populations. According to Wells Fargo, a higher quality of life and greater affordability are the main reasons why Millennials choose to live in rural communities. Improved quality of life and a lower cost of living are undoubtedly why many move to or stay put in a rural area.
Lamar’s population is made up of nearly 8,000 residents and sits in southeastern Colorado, 108 miles east of Pueblo and 129 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. Born from a railroad depot along the Santa Fe Trail in the mid-1800s, the city got its name from Lucius Quintius Lamar. Lucius was Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of the Interior at the time of the city’s founding.
Adoption of high-speed internet service in rural areas can add value to the lives of residents and community-based services. While many recognize access to broadband and other forms of high-speed internet can help improve rural economies and healthcare services, the adoption of high-speed internet can also help increase community involvement. Although residents of rural communities tend to have higher levels of engagement, involvement levels increased even more when residents used the internet, according to an Oklahoma State University study.
Our Nebraska stores have been busy this summer giving back to Viaero’s communities by sponsoring “Dogs Across America” events. The Wayne store hosted the first “American Hot Dog Tour” event in March and April of this year, as well as the first “Hot Dogs Across the World” event, featuring international style dogs, in June and July.
Holyoke, Colorado is located near the Colorado-Nebraska state line, with a population of approximately 2,263. Holyoke is one of the more economical places to live in Colorado, with average home values at 49.5 percent below state averages. The town’s motto, “City of Pride and Progress,” is a testament to the grit and dedication of the area’s residents.
Brush, Colorado is a community of close to 5,500 residents, located on the eastern plains 58 miles from Greeley. The city’s slogan is “Hometown Happiness,” which represents the area’s close-knit and neighbor friendly feel. As the mayor, Rick Bain stated, “we certainly are a community of great human resources.” Brush is a city known for its “can do attitude,” reflected in the exclamation point following its name.