Will the Internet come to rural areas? Yes. When? In the next 20 years.
It's now essential for everyone to learn, and keep learning. It's the Internet. The LERN Forecast: in the U.S., and probably other advanced countries, the federal government will fund good Internet service to rural areas of the country. It will be completed within the next 20 years, by 2039.
100 years ago rural areas had no electricity, until FDR made it happen in the 1930s. Recently the U.S. gov't gave $58 million for good Internet connections to some test rural areas, and one of the recipients to make it happen is the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), the same agency created to provide electricity to rural areas 90 years ago.
A 93 year old friend remembers the REA guys coming to farm houses, putting a single light wiring in every room, and then asking where the family wanted the radio - - the only device needing electricity. They got one outlet, that was it. That was enough. If the farmhouse was two stories, they took out all the furniture on the second floor and put it in the farmyard. After doing the second floor, the REA guys left, leaving the family to put back all their furniture, he humorously recalled. LERN Photo: Frost in the Forest.