1. South Dakota’s economy has evolved over the past three decades in that financial services are now the largest sector of the South Dakotan economy
2. The population of South Dakota continues to migrate from rural to relatively more urban areas of the state
3. South Dakota has significant variations in income, unemployment, and poverty at the county level
4. Perceptions of mobile services are linked with geographical location. Access to reliable service varies based on where one lives, works, and travels in South Dakota.
5. The lack of consistent coverage, capacity, and speed can pose threats to the quality of life.
6. Residents engage in satisficing behavior, accepting the quality of mobile services as it is rather than asking for more. Residents are resigned to the current state of mobile services.
7. Economic development and growth requires consistent, reliable internet service. Mobile services, especially with the advent of 5g, can provide broadband to underserved areas of South Dakota.