Windstream already screws its Georgia customers by lying about fixes that never happen, the people that are not getting upgrades are the ones where Windstream has nobody competing against them. If someone were able to bring in something better than 1.5 Windstream would be forced to actually spend the money they got from the government to upgrade the "rural customers" on those customers instead of spending it on people who already have access to 12mbps or higher from other companies. Windstream is been providing people with less than 20-30% of advertised speed for years. Some of us have been suffering with this for going on three years with "over utilization" and "oversubscribed dslams" problems. Windstream continues to sell service on DSLams they themselves tell you are at capacity.
This is 3 years later on my 3M connection, that Windstream has promised would be fixed in 6 months (3 years ago). It is not even peak time, it is 8:45AM on a Sat. If they let this bill go through I can see many more months of this while they upgrade customers who can already get 12M to 24M. They are doing this to people who have no other option besides sat internet.