reply to chances14
said by chances14: Nobody is opposed to farmers having internet, In fact a lot of us understand they they would be able to be better farmers, and better salesman and make more money and avoid raising prices with better connectivity for WORK (sorry not gaming, not netflix, not cute cat videos) and that Adequate speeds with acceptable latency for those purposes can be had in a fairly short time frame at fairly affordable prices via satellite and fixed broadband and LTE to most locations.
so i guess we should just pack up all the farmers and move them to the big cities. who needs food right?
And many of use are not opposed to assisting with the greater cost of reaching your area, and will even pay a few cents on the dollar toward building out faster future services at least to higher density areas.
what you can't reasonable expect is everyone but the 19 million unserved to do is pay 10-20% more (or higher) FOREVER just to give you MAXIMUM speeds, at MINIMUM latency (which many of us don't have either) for a price equal or less than we pay now, and certainly not for gaming and entertainment video, and other NON ESSENTIAL uses.
well the attitude of the op of the post i quoted sure seemed oppose to rural areas having internet. it just annoys me when i read such short sighted comments from city folks such as "if you want broadband, then move."
I live in a rural area and from people i've talked to, they don't want the latest and greatest internet, they would be more than happy with even 1.5 mbps dsl. heck, i'm on a 1mbps plan from my local WISP and it more than adequate for my internet needs.
And that is reasonable, you have your WISP and may get a faster LTE version offered within a couple/few years, if you current have cell phone coverage maybe a year or 2 longer if you're just outside that radius.
I thing the anger is when it is suggested (as often happens here) that you (the collective you/ rural
crowd group) MUST have symmetric 1GBPS+ fiber NOW at everyone elses expense, even if that makes broadband unaffordable to many of us.
Don't collapse the existing system until you can guarantee something better.