According to B. Steel (2007), rural areas have a lack of technology and other advanced facilities. First, rural areas’ farmers need some advanced technology and wireless facilities for their expediency and protection. Second, the Universal Service Fund has some problems to provide service in rural areas. Third, family farmers and people who have small businesses also require telephone services. With the help of the provision of good services and some free competitive markets allowing good competition between the markets, people should have the chance to get benefits from them.
World population is mounting and use of computer is also thriving now. The most important part of computer is access to the Internet and use of its facility in a proper way. Government should provide Internet facilities to all students of rural areas. They should provide Internet facilities to all farmers, and they should provide Internet facilities to rural people protect them from natural disasters.
First, the government should provide Internet facilities to all students of rural areas. Students are the future of the world. With the help of the Internet and computers, students of rural areas can have the chance to know the digital world. Rural areas’ students also have dreams, and they can also be scientists, doctors, or Engineers with the best knowledge of advanced study, and Internet facilities will help them to gain their knowledge. For example, if government provides some free computers with high-speed Internet access in rural areas, poor students will have the chance to learn computer. In addition, government should provide some scholarship to students for computer study and related things, such as multimedia, Computer programming, computer electronics, and computer science, so they also can have make a bright future. Not only are the urban areas’ students smart but also people should look forward to the rural areas’ people, so that is about giving equal opportunity. With the help of the Internet as well as the use of new technology, dreams become true for students of rural areas.
Next, government should provide Internet facilities to all farmers. Farming is the most important part of our economy. Most people depend on agriculture. Farmers need some advanced technology to develop their farming practices. Most rural areas’ farmers don’t know what Internet is or how it is beneficial to them. If government provides some computers with high-speed Internet access so they can know more about the farming. For example, with the help of the Internet they can have a chance to know new agriculture practices; they can have the chance to know how to prevent soil erosion because some of the agricultural developers or researchers have their own web sites and information so they can get free knowledge from the Internet. Moreover, the government should provide a person who can teach how to use Internet and computers. Some people don’t know how to use it, so if there is a person who knows about it, he can teach them and farmers can use it in the same way. This Internet facility can solve the farming problems and it will help people a lot.
Finally, government should provide Internet facilities to protect people from natural disasters. Urban areas have most of the advance facilities, and they know how to use them; on the other hand, people in rural areas don’t even know what they are? World is facing so many problems from disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, wildfires, floods, and droughts. Urban areas’ people can know before the disaster, because of the satellite and accessing the Internet, but what about poor people who live in rural areas? If government provides some equipment, which can predict future disasters, they can save their lives, houses, and animals. For instance, before the forecast they can have a chance to know about future disasters, so they can make some decision before the disasters, and they can move to another place with the help of the other people. Furthermore, they should also provide some cyber cafe in their area so they can go there and access Internet and know more about how to protect themselves from natural disasters.
Last, I would like to conclude that government should provide Internet facilities to all students of rural area, to all farmers, and to protect them from natural disasters. All people should have rights to access Internet facilities, not just only in urban areas but also in rural areas. Accessing Internet service is more beneficial to all people. It also will help to improve peoples’ knowledge about the advanced world.
Steel, B. (2007, June 11). Limiting wireless access: proposal threatens rural areas. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 26, 2008, from LexisNexis Database.