“Frontier’s rural DSL Internet service was enthusiastically welcomed when it was launched”
So was the Model T.... that was then, the world moved on.
The sad fact is while many countries around the world see the value of a populace enjoying good connectivity, the good ol’ US only sees the value of sweating every last buck out of the tech of yesteryear. If it wasn’t for the “captivity” factor these companies would have gone to the wall years ago, instead we see a cartel delivering 3rd world service @ 1st world prices for far too many people.
Another example of how the system only works for the corporations (and the public servants who have their snouts in the corporate trough - or elsewhere