Re: Oh, great
There are choices, @JohnFen. Even in the remote vales of Vermont.
We have satellite (for them that just want to receive the inanity that is broadcast.)
We have some DSL which the current lame providers that inherited this lame duck from Verizon can't/won't make work. Maybe not broadband but better than a hose trickling bits per second.
We have some access to cellular which can be pretty good (near Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak it's around 3/1.) So the problem in this state is that the cell towers can't really handle the load when there are a lot of phones/tablets/etc. plugged in. This happens during peak tourist seasons (summer, fall, winter). I also understand that some of the carriers actually share capacity so your T-Mobile may be robbing me of my VZW circuit.
Other cable ops can't afford to compete against a well-entrenched one. Comcast has been doing a pretty good job for me recently but it ain't cheap.