Fiber Optics Takes the Long Way Home

The big telephone and cable companies see the rural fiber trend and they don't like it. They want to wring the last drops of profit out of their old lines before spending anything more.

This is fascinating and sobering article on the progress of updating the telecom infrastructure. Since I live a quarter of a mile from the road and the telephone lines and over 6000 ft from the local exchange, I am still on dialup. I have been looking at installing cable from the road but that is an expensive job. Satellite is an option but I believe it is doomed to be just slightly better than dialup. The sad thing is that if I could get local telephone and internet access via cable I would drop my telephone service in a heart beat.