said by elefante72:More like 30 years, I think the first CD players came out in the early 80's? I bought one in 86 for something like $120. In todays money it wasn't cheap and the CD's costed about double what an album cost. BTW I don't think 9600 baud modem speeds were available yet... and I used a cassette for a tape drive.
I remember when CD players were launched at $10,000 ($30k in today $). I picked one up for my kids for $3 at dollar general last year. So what is a pipe dream in 2012, my grandkids will be enjoying as toys in 20 years.
All technology gets cheaper and better over time, except your cable bill. Go figure...
As for wiring up America, just use the USF funds for 2 years.