And right now the "beloved" Frontier and Charter have chosen NOT to invest and serve many rural areas despite their much lower cost basis.
I am frequently baffled by the high regard that some folks hold for these terrestrial ISP's after they have thumbed their noses at many of us. That is exactly what they have done by choosing not to serve our areas.
For the last year I could have Frontier DSL with "upto" 24 Mbps.
So far I've passed on that. Every time it rains my Frontier land line phone service gets scratchy and I've already "worked" with their support folks. Just to report a phone outage is like a root-canal.
Hughesnet, I understand.