I have just found this interesting report about home broadband in the US.
It is quite interesting, specially when we see what “normal” people think about broadband:
21% of adults do not use the internet: Many do not believe the material they could find online is very relevant to their lives and most do not view the promotion of home broadband access as a high government priority
Overall, 53% of Americans do not think the government should devote much effort to the spread of affordable broadband
This last point is very discouraging, because without government support, operators will not deploy fiber in rural areas… I think we can not leave the deployment of strategic infrastructures just to the private sector, but if the majority of people think this is the way…