Country Nomad Blog — rural internet

Does Rural Internet Still Suck?


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

As an RVer, One of the most common questions I get about van life is, how do I get an Internet connection when I’m on the road and is it expensive?  I spend most of the year working out of my van and traveling to rural places. Therefore, staying connected is a necessity. It is essential not just to run my business and make money but also to find parking, places to camp, water, dump stations, laundromats, and directions.  So you see, even if you are taking a short road trip or summer vacation with your family, you still need...

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Must-have gadgets for Rural and Traveling Digital Nomads.


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

As a digital Nomad, whether on the road or living in a small town, you need some gadgets to improve your work experience and live your best life while working remotely. Below is a list of gadgets that will upgrade your digital nomad experience.   5 Gadgets you need in a Small Town Ergonomic Office Chair: Be it at your kitchen table, the couch in the living room, or the chair on your patio. Sitting with the wrong posture can lead to back and neck pains, posture problems, and even health issues in the long run. An ergonomic chair is...

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The Secret to Getting Internet While Camping Or Traveling In Rural Areas


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

In 2021, the United States recorded over 302 million internet users within its borders, which accounts for the rise in numbers of digital nomads and remote workers all over the country.  Unfortunately, as terrific as this may sound, remote workers, digital nomads along with over 25 million Americans still struggle with slow internet speeds and lack access to high-speed internet facilities due to the locations they may find themselves (Rural Areas) or the peculiarity of their lifestyles (Digital Nomads). Slow internet speeds can affect work deliverables, hamper productivity, and even jeopardize employability, especially if the job requires high internet speeds for...

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Why You Should Move to Rural America to Pursue Your Dream "Work From Anywhere" Job


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

  More Americans have moved from the big cities to live in a more rural and remote parts of the country in the past year. For some, it is a way to take advantage of the freedom of working from anywhere, while others chose to relocate to save money, as pandemic-related job losses left them no choice. Moving to rural America has been a great career move for folks who quit their corporate jobs to chase their entrepreneurial dream. As the idea of decoupling where a person lives from where he works continues to run free, you too might find...

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Why is Rural America's Internet So Bad?


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

As technology progresses in our world today, one of the most crucial tools people use for communication, entertainment, and information is the internet. With over 6 billion people living on this rock, more than half of the earth’s population is connected, which is no mean feat. Today, numerous individuals and communities depend on the internet and cannot imagine their lives without it. The United States, which boasts one of the largest online markets globally, has over 307 million internet users within its borders. The private sector is largely responsible for providing internet connectivity across the country, using various technologies with...

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