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mac macgillicuddy

We only JUST got broadband here. And even so, it's dsl, via the phone company, not the truly high speed broadband. We don't live in the hinterlands, either; we're 4 miles from civilization to the south, and 6 miles to the north.

The cables run by the cable companies stop about 600 feet down the road. Seems back when the providers were dividing up their markets, they overlooked this sparsely populated area of our little town. It wasn't worth running the cables to houses that might someday be here, but weren't at the time. So they didn't. Then, as houses popped up here and there, and cable still wasn't available, people got satellite dishes. Next thing you know, it STILL isn't worth the cable companies' while to run the lines. So they didn't. And here we are.

redkitty

Good internet access is becoming such an indispensable part of functioning as a full-fledged citizen in the U.S. that it ought to be run as a public utility, especially since the phone system has become so much more fragmented and less useful as a universally accessable system (voice-menu hell, anyone?). And it should probably cost half the usual going rate, as well. Check out the price differential between Seattle and it's next-door neighbor Tacoma, where the city owns the infrastructure. Or the rates in other countries.

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