Rural life and Drones dicussion
Been seeing a ton of comments about rural communities just being potato farmers and cows, I just wanted to share this because I thought it was hilarious.
In my area which is considered rural we have tons of chains, in a 15 mile radius we have the following, Radio Shack, Burger King, three Mc Donalds, two Dunkin Donuts, a Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and etc. I just think it's hilarious that people have never ventured out more on their own free will and experience different aspects of life. For 18 years of my life I lived in a rural town that became a city in Massachusetts over the matter of 20 years.
When I graduated High-School, I moved to Catskills, New York which has been pretty awesome to me. If anything, I would just say that the housing looks different. Over the course of the past year we've got Verizon 4G LTE which has great coverage for us but it's too expensive for some. Last year T-Mobile announced their "uncarrier" plans and then recently made remarks about rural communities just being cows. At first I was pretty excited about the T-Mobile "uncarrier initiative" but after a while reading through their remarks about everything just puts a bad taste in my mouth. T-Mobile actually does provide HSPA coverage in our area but it's spotty at best.
Yesterday there was an article on The Verge talking about Facebook acquiring that drone company to provide cell phone coverage and other services to certain parts of Africa and I think it would be nice if we could get that here if regulation actually allowed it. There will be people who say "why don't you move to a better area for coverage?" That isn't the point, this is about bringing further technology advancement to life. If these drones can be successful, I honestly think we could see companies in the current carrier industry feel under pressure by others jumping into the industry.
Just some food for thought and wanted to discuss these things.