There are a few rural areas with wireline broadband. Around here there are fat trunk lines going over the hill to san jose through the bottleneck river valley. There are a lot of silicon valley commuters and redneck skinheads living up there and the stores are few and very expensive.
I don't want to be that far from the ocean or stores. All the good spots near fiber runs are sought after and more expensive. Looks to be necessary to be within 1 block of a main fiber trunk to get good internet here. -- Let them eat FIBER!