For us city dwellers, we tend to take high-speed Internet for granted. As people who are always on-the-go, having Internet access is probably one of the most important aspects of our lives, from the ability to communicate to getting an assignment done. But what about the folks in rural areas? Many don’t get the same luxury.
It has recently come to our attention that there are a lot of issues with having a good Internet access or just Internet in general in rural areas. Most large providers don’t cover areas with smaller populations so people have to find alternate methods, such as dial-up, satellite, or mobile hotspots. Everyone and their mother knows dial-up is not the ideal option, satellite can become an issue when the weather is bad, and mobile hotspots aren’t the most convenient nor is it fast. If you look at these SpeedTest results, you see that all the names listed are major cities in the US, and no mention of smaller population areas.
In our last user spotlight post, Caleb, who lives in a rural area had been using Speedify to bond two DSL lines, WiSP connection, and occasionally his cellular data when he needed the extra boost. This got us thinking — Speedify is the solution to slow and unreliable Internet in rural areas! We are able to make the services that you already pay for worth it.
We did some research on 4 states in the US that struggle with slow rural broadband. Do you live in Maine, Alaska, New Mexico, Indiana or other rural areas in the US? If so, follow the steps below to get started:
Step One: Download and install Speedify on your desktop or smartphone
Step Two: Speedify is now installed. Click the Sign Up Button to create a free Speedify account.
Step Three: Servers – Speedify automatically picks the closest and best Speed Server for your location to give you the fastest connection to the Internet possible.
Step Four: Add Connections – Once you’re logged in and connected to a server, Speedify will automatically detect and display additional Internet connections as they become available on your computer/phone. (Note: Speedify is not a connection manager: it simply uses the connections that are available. You should connect to WiFi, 3G/4G dongles, and other Internet connections using your Operating System’s connection manager as you normally would)
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