"Still, low-cost PCs also need broadband. And in many
cases, broadband isn't available — especially in rural U.S.
regions. In early 2007, The VAR Guy visited Vermont and sat in a
meeting where local IT experts described how hundreds of miles of
fiber optics sat in the ground and remained unlit. Verizon, it
seemed, couldn't find a business case to light the fiber and exited
the region. Ouch."