Re: You have no idea what you're takling about
particularly tight, yes. unique? not by a long shot.
same situation here, 1 provider. Randolph Telephone.
$70 for 5Mb Internet (frequently laggrific)
$15 for phone (not optional)
$10 various taxes, etc...
just shy of $100/mo for service that would never survive with competition from cable.
i had to pay a $10 member fee, $100 DSL installation fee, $65 location visit fee... on top of the $100 security deposit.
my bill is 8 pages long...
my only other option for broadband is wireless from Verizon, which as stated is prohibitively expensive.
called the cable company... no exchanges within 3 miles of me. talked to a contractor... cost would be somewhere around $80k, and they want 30 customers per mile to build out.
Randolph Telephone is building out their fiber network, with somewhat more reasonable prices ($100/month for 20Mb) but you still aren't allowed to unbundle the phone...