Business is not the only market that has been digitally growing. Life itself has been changing to fit the digital online lifestyle. White explained that in a survey taken by teens and young adults, cell phones and internet were the top two things that the survey takers could not live without.
What does the growing online market and lifestyle mean for rural America? It means that without increasing access to broadband, rural communities and businesses will be left behind in the dust. While a lot of rural communities do have access to broadband services there are still communities out there that do not have access. Without broadband access it will be very difficult to grow these communities.
To see the places where Georgia is digitally connected visit: www.digital.georgia.gov/maps