Frontier will be getting Connect America Fund money but it's a maximum of $750 for an "unserved" household. Try bringing FTTP to a rural household for $750.
not picking just thinking... Wasn't verizon's Fios cost per household over $1k? I keep thinking it is. With $750 per household they could run fiber to the pole (FTTP) and do wireless from there, that might be tougher though. For the rural areas I think WiMAX would be the winner.