I'm sick and tired of comments using the pop density excuse being an insightful.
Newsflash: fast broadband did not appear in the entire country overnight. Countries started with the largest cities, giving the maximum number of people access. South Korea has 80% urbanized population, same as US. If all urban areas has broadband on par with South Korea, the average speed would be similar to South Korea. But it's the people saying that we shouldn't do everything unless we can get 100% in one shot that's holding us back