Is Rural America Doomed to Dial-Up?

A requirement for a new residence has always been, in our opinion, broadband of some type, either DSL or cable modem service.  Rural America is still pretty broadband-less, and may stay that way, because of the forever mighty profit margin.
As population density drops outside of metropolitan areas, it's impossible for telecommunications companies or cable service providers to justify the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per mile it can cost to bring fiber to every rural community, let alone every home. The result: Today, just 17 percent of rural U.S. households subscribe to broadband service, according to the Government Accountability Office.
This may be the opening broadband over powerline (BPL) needs.  If the place has electricity, you should be able to use BPL.  Or as a last resort, there's always satellite broadband.
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