With broadband penetration slowly increasing in Hickman County and other rural areas, it might be time to explore an increase in technology utilization. In a recent New York Times article, “The PC Doesn’t Have to Be and Anchor“, the decrease in cost of notebook computers and especially the less expensive netbook computers is discussed. Netbooks can be less than $300. The netbooks reduced computing power is offset with the utilization of cloud computing applications that bandwidth makes possible. Verizon Wireless has greatly expanded its coverage area recently and AT&T has plans to expand also. Though wireless is not the least expensive broadband option, it can be very competitive paired with a netbook and given its mobility.
As businesses must look at becoming more effective in creating profit, why not review how adopting technology might increase efficiency?