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The cost of infrastructure (to provide high speed internet to rural areas) makes it a tough business case indeed. I am too far from town for DSL and, although a fiber optic cable runs ~100 feet from my property line, tapping into fiber optic cables does not seem to be feasible.
We started using a broadband satellite service (the only thing that seems practical for the low densities of rural dwellings), but pay dearly for the lowest level of service they offer. It is a huge step up from dial-up, but still not great for video (for example).
Will rural dwellers get a subsidy, or a tax break for amounts spent over and above $XX.X?
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