I thought I heard this on the radio last week – Inside The Movement To Improve Access To High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas. I’m glad that Benton shared the link to the archive. It’s a 4-minute story about getting broadband to small towns in Texas.
The answer in the town they visited is an Electric Cooperative, who had this to say…
It’s not about making money. You’re not doing this to make money. You’re doing this to allow your communities to survive and to be here 20 years from now.
It sounds a lot like some rural Minnesota towns, although this story mentions cowboys a lot more.