But for countless others in the state, access to the World Wide Web is extremely limited -- dividing many rural communities from technologically rich areas like the Triad and Triangle.
Many states across the nation struggle to provide equal access to technology for all of its residents.
In North Carolina, the digital divide, as this phenomenon is known, poses a problem for those needing to meet daily personal and business needs and for N.C. leaders hoping to unify the state.
The Digital Divide
The state's digital divide entered the national spotlight when former President Bill Clinton visited the town of Whiteville last April and stressed the importance of investing funds to improve technology in rural areas.
"We believe in rural North Carolina and rural America (that) Internet access ought to be just as likely as telephone access," Clinton said during his visit, according to an article from USA Today. "You ought to be able to use it in the fastest possible way, and if you can, it'll mean more jobs, more business, more income and more opportunity."
A 1999 study released by the U.S. Department of Commerce ranked North Carolina 46th in the nation in providing Internet access to its citizens.
The report, "Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide," reported that only 19.9 percent of the state's households are connected to the Internet.
State officials say they are working to ensure efficient technology access and opportunities for all residents.