Loudoun County's Internet
Loudoun county is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing counties in the nation, yet the county supervisors have signed sweetheart agreements with telco that allow then to cherry-pick and have left large areas of the county without Internet access. I live 50 miles from the white house in DC, yet have only a choice of dial-up or satellite. (I should have asked before buying, but never thought that this area would be completely without Internet - I'm in not in an unpopulated area.) I have FIOS 1/4 mile away, yet not even cable or DSL in my neighborhood.