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Biden lines up $42.5B for US broadband boost

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"I don't think urban communities are where the problems are honestly."

It's relatively easy to add services in urban areas, running new lines in existing utility ducts or even storm drains / sewers.

Rural? Plenty of room to add more poles and wires.

Suburban America is the problem. Residents want more choices but don't want their beautiful neighborhoods -- especially their own lawns -- torn up. Plus, as others have commented, the power-gone-to-their-heads municipal governments help enforce certain monopolies.

Personally, as I've said many times, I can have 1 coax or 1 copper twisted-pair provider. I've maxed out the latter at a decent-enough price and won't touch the former due to their shoddy business practices (especially bait-and-switch). I want the copper company to bring the fiber, but I can't have it until everyone around me does, and the company won't make any promises.

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