Wherever Google decides to locate its FHS (Frickin’ High Speed) network, it’s not going to do Lynn any good:
Even if the town nearest to me won (highly unlikely) it would not make any difference to me because I live several miles out in the woods. This is where I want to live. I do not want to live in a town. But I think I should have access to the same services that town people have. I have electricity; I have a telephone; I have water; (yes, actual public water, not a well) I even have cable TV. There is no acceptable excuse as to why I should not also have real high speed Internet, not this stupid satellite service that, is slower than dial-up, (except for videos which are at least possible to watch, unlike on dial-up) expensive, has an unreasonable bandwidth transfer limit and is down about ten percent of the time.
Wait a minute. She has cable? Doesn’t that mean that — um, no, apparently not:
Our cable TV company has been saying for ten years that they were going to start providing Internet service “soon”. Once, about eight or ten years ago they said “within two years” then about four years ago they said “definitely within 8 months”. And guess what. We still don’t have cable Internet out here! Bastards! Can I sue them for not doing what they said they would? On the other hand, although I want cable Internet for the higher speed, based on various things I’ve read (as well as the broken promises we’ve had already) I’m prepared to hate them.
Then again, as Brad Templeton once said, “Cable is not a monopoly. You can choose from any cable company you want in America, just by moving your house.”