I live in the United States of America. Supposedly the only remaining Superpower on the planet.

I also live in rural Virginia in an area that did not have phone service until 10 years ago. The quality of my telephone signal is atrocious, DSL and Cable will never be an option, Broadband over Powerlines is promised but not forthcoming any time soon and I have to use Satellites to connect to the Internet.

Unfortunately the quality of my Satellite-based service has deteriorated appreciably recently and I find myself looking at

more often that I should.

I am certainly relieved to know that someone got rich by not providing broadband to the United States while South Korean and Chinese Farmers have better connectivity than I do.