said by pnh102:Do you realize how many people were uninterested in electricity before the Rural Electrification Act was passed? said by 88615298:
7.8% is 1 out of every 13 people. That sucks for supposedly the most advanced nation on earth. What if 1 out of 13 lack electricity? or 1 out of 13 didn't have indoor plumbing. Would you be saying how "impressive" it is that 92.2% of American can use the toilet indoors?
I remember reading somewhere here that 30% or so of people in the US simply were not interested in broadband service for whatever reason. I am not going to suggest that all of those people are in the same category as the 7.8% of people who cannot get broadband, but the fact that so many people in the US simply do not care for broadband means that getting the entire country wired up simply isn't that big a priority.