A report published by the French Rural Network, overviews the impact of using digital technologies on the local development of rural areas. The reflections gathered in the document via interviews, knowledge and observations from 16 experts, showcase examples of good practices from France in areas such as mobility, health, education, quality of life among others. The report explores further opportunities and challenges associated to the digital transformation of the territories, pointing to new ways of working and collaborating. Nevertheless, technology can enhance and fill the gap in service provision for many rural territories. One outstanding conclusion of the report highlights the importance of having pioneering leaders to push forward the digital dimension at local and regional levels.