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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
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reply to jjeffeory

Re: Satellite should not count.

no worries.. nationwide, I doubt there are more than 1 million satellite broadband users.. who, for their part CHOOSE to live in a broadband black hole.. and can get nothing else reasonable, they have to poke holes in a roof or the side of a building to get broadband.. very rarely do consumers go through the expense of cementing a base pole to mount a dish on in the ground.

silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA
said by tmc8080:

no worries.. nationwide, I doubt there are more than 1 million satellite broadband users.. who, for their part CHOOSE to live in a broadband black hole.. and can get nothing else reasonable, they have to poke holes in a roof or the side of a building to get broadband.. very rarely do consumers go through the expense of cementing a base pole to mount a dish on in the ground.

For the most part they DO NOT CHOOSE to live in a broadband blackhole. As has already been established, there are plenty of valid reasons to live in a rural area and living elsewhere is not optional. There are entire towns that should have some alternative to broadband, but don't because companies refuse to run DSL or cable. And there are plenty of people who moved to rural areas prior to their being a need for highspeed internet, only to find now that their telecoms are not providing them with service. You can't simply sell your home to move to an urban area with highspeed internet.

What's the point of cementing the dish? It won't make it perform any less crappy.

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to tmc8080
If you're born there, it's not so much a choice really as where you are... Many people don't move despite the choice to do so or not depending on opportunity in the area. Seems like we, as citizens of this great country, should try to ensure that each are lives up to its potential.


n1581j

@wildblue.net
reply to tmc8080
Brooklyn and other "citified" areas wouldn't exist if not for Rural America so why should those that live outside pay the penalty. You forget, without the product that rural America gives you, you to would have to live rural or starve.