My 2 pennies
I am currently on Dial up waiting to get my Hughesnet account back up and running.But I thought I would share my 2 cents.
In West Virginia undoubtedly one of the many underprivileged areas that this article talks about,we got screwed by Verizon thanks to the FCC.They let Verizon off the hook on their promise of running fiber to rural areas of this state and now Frontier is left picking up Verizons mess.
Thus leaving us with little choice for providers to even get connected.
With Net Neutrality being discussed left and right and from what I have read in MaximumPC Magazine limitations are to be made somewhat illegal....but they leave out wireless ISP's.I would assume this means Satellite to due to its very nature.
Now for my opinion.Satellite has no business getting any of this money when it could be granted to land based carriers and connect MORE people.
When I am up and running I pay $79.99 a month for a very finicky High Latency,speak to people that are hard to understand,connection.
Give me a land line any day.
Heavily Armed and Easily Provoked