When I first saw the men laying cable underground, two days after Katrina, I thought finally someone got a clue to put the utilities underground. My next thought was "Yes, we will have lights." When the guys told me they were contractors for AT&T and were laying fiber optic not electric or plain telephone line I was too thrilled to be despondent over another dark and telephone-less night in the Mississippi backwoods. Fast-forward to 2011 and I am still driving into town to have high-speed access. I spent the summer driving 80 miles one way to take a class that I could have taken over the internet had I access to high-speed.
True, I could get a satellite access but something in my ancestral bloodline prevents me from paying 3 times the cost to have 1.5 times less the speed. I would be a little bit more understanding if it were not for the fact that I was aware of a plan as far back as 2004 to have the U.S. connected to broadband by 2007. The date was later pushed back to 2010. My point is I am not asking for something to happen overnight. It has been 5 years since the cable was laid. Having been an Information Technology worker for almost 20 years with some knowledge of light voltage cabling, switches, and routers, I know it does not Jehovah to come connect my home to high-speed service.
If I do not get it soon, I may ask for an act in congress ( http://bit.ly/ig9zE0).
In short my beef about broadband access is tax money has been given to private corporations, I have fiber optic cable in front of my home since 2005, my neighbors just got it last month( I setup their wireless home networks), my neighbors 1 mile away got it 2005 soon after fiber optic cable was laid, and I just do not do stupid well at all.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aXx.QVEa9vpM (they may tell but I doubt if they do)
This desire do not start yesterday or in 2009