This means a constantly expanding market for software, for digital products and for Internet connections, both wired and wireless. It means more transaction processing, more digital goods being sold, more efficiency, more opportunity. If you have programming skills, if you can even translate between English and the world of code, then your future is secure.
As with the world in general, the greatest improvements in U.S. Internet connectivity are in the dense geographies of the northeast, with only the Seattle, Wash. area rivaling the northeast corridor in the percentage of customers sporting "high broadband" speeds of 10 Mbps and above.
If you want speed, move to Delaware, the Akamai report says, where peak connection speeds are over 40 Mbps, and one-third of connections are now rated as over 10 Mbps.
Overall, the future is so bright you really do need some shades. If you are invested in creating or selling Internet "stuff" -- no matter how complex it is -- your markets are growing fast.Depression? Recession? Not in the digital world. At the time of publication, the author had no investments in the companies mentioned here. This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.