reply to septcasey
Re: [Availability] 10 years later, still no DSL from AT&T availa Agreed. As much as I despise government regulation, when the power grid was constructed, the only reason electric companies supplied power to rural areas was due to a government mandate.
I haven't seen many utility companies go out of business, but rest assured, they would have never built out the power grid to rural areas if the decision had been solely based on profitability.
If America is to remain competitive with the rest of the world, convenient access to competitive high speed internet is just as important as electricity.