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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 15:03:20 2007

On 13-Mar-2007, at 14:15, Todd Vierling wrote:

Depends on how rural the area is.  Some parts of the US have
problematic terrain and *very* sparse population; there, the cost
would far outweigh the subscriber uptake.  Should someone want
bandwidth in such an area, powerline or satellite are probably better

If powerlines are an option, you're not really rural :-)

However, just because you're remote doesn't mean that there aren't options in the last mile, so long as you're prepared to do something rather than just complain about others not doing it. The island of Niue in the South Pacific has had free, nation-wide wifi available for all since 2003, for example, and you don't get much more remote than Niue.