Agree. I call BS on this too. There are MUCH more without BBand. And Eff satellite...it is cost prohibitive versus Cable/Fios/DSL.
Here is perfect example of BroadBand distribution failure: comcast last mile BS.
County Rt 24 in Malone/Brainardsville, NY
Comcast ends line on a COUNTY Rd that has RELIABLE power (it serves to Alice Hyde Hospital).
Comcast has been contact over last 8 years (annually) as to why they have not extended the feed down the county road (55mph, 2 lane rd, with large farms and rural family homes, ranches, and even double wides).
I know a family that is 1 mile from the end of the feed and has to be on "dial up". Satellite (for a fixed income retiree) is overpriced ($tarts at $70/mnth and still have to deal with interference and delay, useless for VoIP/NetApps/Gaming)
Irony is, Comcast pulled the cable and went a different route (off county rt 24) than feed trunk down main county rd.
I see opportunity for Verizon (oh wait, cherry picking doesn't include rural Adirondacks...).
Your tax dollars go where? yuuuup! --