...a group of rural Dane County residents have complained to the state Public Service Commission in a case that could set a precedent for other communities.
Some of those filing the complaint live on the edge of suburban Madison, one of the most Internet-wired cities in the Midwest, and they include attorneys, doctors, university professors and scientists.
These poor, poor, people built houses in the Town of Berry. No, you never heard of it before.
Wrong-o. It IS Dogpatch, or maybe East Bumf*&^k. And that's where YOU bought your house.
And by the way, doesn't "teaches online marketing" and "lives in a non-broadband area" sorta seem to be a contradiction in terms? Do students actually PAY for your 'wisdom'?
..."Parents have told us their children are at a disadvantage by not having high-speed connections," Town Chairman Anthony Varda wrote in a recent letter to TDS Telecommunications.
Well, THAT settles it. It's for the CHILLLLLLRRREN, who are unable to do Facebook adequately. (You think the chilllllrrrren want broadband to download the Brittanica? Think again.)
Not that long ago, residents of the City of Brookfield (!!) actually had to haul their own trash and garbage to the dump OR pay a private contractor for the service. Somehow, the Public Service Commission was not called to the scene of the emergency.