I live within 20 miles of downtown Denver and have as my fastest option 3 Mbps DSL from CenturyLink. About 6 years ago we were upgraded from 1.5 to 3 Mbps. This pathetic situation has remained the same over the approximately the past 20 years despite letters of complaint to CenturyLink and the FCC. I have no other options other than slower and data-capped services like satellite or cell service. I don't live in "the country." CenturyLink has no plans to upgrade the service in the immediate future. They have a monopoly in our neighborhood and charge broadband prices for non-broadband service. There is no cable in our neighborhood, so again, no reasonable alternative. I just wanted to make the point that people with poor internet service don't all live in the middle of Death Valley.