That's nuts. The US certainly has a lot of catching up to do compared to some other countries. In the meantime, I'll try and re-size my pics correctly.
actually....that IS NOT nuts.
cost to lay those new cables is expensive, very expensive.
Some small towns are a long way away from bigger cities.
AND THEN there are those of us that live out a good bit away from these smaller towns too.
Running "the good stuff" miles and miles and miles down a single road in order to possible pick up a few customers just is not cost effective to the providers.
Now....IF the govt ran these utilities, ALL OF US would have them, but they would cost everyone 3 times as much!
Shoot, in my case the phone company would lay the cable to my home, but they would not pay to dig the trench. So, 3500 bucks stayed in my pocket.
And that was FOR ANY CABLE as the newly built 5 years ago and no utilities existed there before. Now why the builder did not lay Phone Cable with the Electric you ask----Well, he was a Honcho with Verizon so he had a Cell Tower built 4 miles away in direct line of sight. Seriously!
Hey, all a guy really needs is:
Three Car Garage to house his motorbikes
So, we make do, but huge files just lock up the computer, unless I am sitting in the library, or McDonalds