Anyway one provides wired(including fiber) internet to most rural areas is going to require putting down new wire(fiber/whatever). In NY that will not be much of an issue but look at the central core of the US (say ND straight south to TX). You are talking about running millions of miles of new stuff, it is going to take a while. Just look back in history to see how long it took to run electricity(REA) to those areas. Phone was the same.
the more we piss and moan about how long it takes to do things like this the less it gets done. in 5-10 years they could get all this done. its not going to happen because the powers that be don't want it to happen. -- sbcglobal.net speedtest result 11/11/09 - 5256kbps