Some people do “digital detoxes”, but there is one place in the UK that is getting rather annoyed at being cut off.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bbc.com
This is an interesting article to me, because I think many developed countries take for granted the connectivity that they have, and yet, there are still areas even in developed countries, like this town in Wales, that still isn’t connected–and they just lost their one means of connectivity with simple telephone landlines. I know that I use one mobile carrier in particular because I can get coverage at my home as needed. I’d like to switch to another carrier, but their coverage map doesn’t even cover my entire town! The ironic thing is that I’m set between the main corporate headquarters of Dow Jones (publisher of the Wall Street Journal)–I can walk or bike to their entrance, as well as the North American Headquarters and additional offices of big pharma companies like Novo Nordisk and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and dozens of other companies are just down the street from me.
What do you think of this situation? It seems like it’d be a fairly simple solution, considering they aren’t that far out from the nearest towns. What’s the connectivity like where you live? Generally where I live, it’s not too bad, but then again, I live in between New York City and Philadelphia in a very populated area near one of the most prestigious universities in the world and several large corporations nearby. I know not everyone has that.
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