said by pianotech:
Your situation in the city is different. I'm just pointing out that many, many, MANY people don't live in the city, and as such, don't have access to municipal water or natural gas. You mentioned in a previous post that those would be considered utilities because while you can do without them, they need to be available (run to the curb, in your words).
I'm just point out that for significant numbers of the population, that is not so.
The *MAJORITY* of people in the United States live in a semi-urban/city-esk area.
These areas are served by - utilities!
These utilities are available to this majority of citizens.
Since nowhere is internet classified as a utility, you get to ORDER it as a luxury.
If you choose to live in the boonies, you are pretty much on your own.
No power, no water, and certainly no internet.
Go for it!
I like hot showers.
I prefer Drip coffee or espresso.
Internet is not a utility - yet. Period.--
Think outside the Fox... Opera