Re: verbatim, from ATT...
Fibre Optic is easier to run than copper wire.
I have a summer 'cottage' near Dak Lake in DakLak Province, VietNam. For years I have run a string of TP-Link Access Points in a daisy-chain from the village on the main road where there are Fibre Optic feeds. The village is way out in the boon-docks and it is about 1,2 kilometres to my property.
The national telephone company was upgrading the main feed along the road and I asked the foreman what he could to improve my lot.
He left three spools of Fibre Optic 'drop cable' at the house and instructions how 'joints' (splices) were to be positioned. Some tech friends and I had a beer party and we managed to string the drop line - professionally mounted - and on the following Monday a VNPT squaddy came by and spliced the joints (they were housed in plastic conduit on the poles) and terminate the drop on to a Huawei modem which outputs 100 Mbit data, 200-channel TV and 2 telephones.
The drop line was extremely rugged, the mounts were plastic and secured with Tiewraps and a breeze to pull in.
If we could do it, what acceptable excuse is there for telco's, including BT, not to do it other than pig-obstinacy?