said by Guspaz:And with the new Federal mandates that fiber conduit must be laid with any new (federally funded) roadway construction, it becomes even cheaper to deploy.
If they really do intend to eventually go for large-scale deployments, becoming a major telco, their current strategy (of limited deployments) makes sense. This is their test run, where they can figure everything out, work out all the kinks, and mature the service. Once they've figured things out, they can scale up and deploy more widely.
Users in Kansas are, in effect, beta testers.