The problem is that the US just isn't wired for it. Look at South Korea -- it's roughly the size of the State of Illinois but is wired to the hilt with high speed data access everywhere. I'm located 12 miles outside of town and my options are either a 3G wireless (which I use) or satellite, if I want high speed. A friend of mine in Iowa is part of an Internet Co-Op with line-of-site routers mounted on grain elevators, towers, and barns; otherwise, he's in the same boat and would be stuck on dial-up. I always laugh and shake my head at people who post here thinking that those on dial-up are in the minority in this country. A vast majority just don't care to upgrade to broadband. Do People Use Dialup Isps? the Phone is Still Ringing Rural Americans Adopt Broadband, But Gap Remains FCC Report: 31-Percent of Americans with Broadband Access Won't Adopt It I wish the FCC would get moving on the wireless broadband plan.