reply to Desertisp
Re: Nothing strange about this objective. I have family that is pretty damn country and you will drive for a long time before seeing a single house or evidence of another home somewhere and yet they all still have phone service over copper wires and they all have electricity. Even in very mountainous places they have these services. So it is possible and it was economically feasible then, just as it is now.
Can you name one city/town/community that does not have copper ran to it in one form or another?
I would agree with you about them handing over their assets as part of imminent domain, being they are unwilling to serve the people themselves.