Verno wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 10:30: Blame the municipalities who making laying fiber a fucking nightmare.
You can blame the incumbents along with the municipalities for making these protectionist environments so that providing any new media infrastructure is the way it is. The incumbent companies know how to screw people, it's probably their main specialty, and most likely the municipalities didn't have a clue what they were entering to when they originally signed the multi decade deals with them.
I'm willing to bet if 20 years ago someone offered you a zack morris cel phone for free if you signed on to a 5-10 year contract the average person would have jumped at the chance to own a brick that doubles as a phone. Hindsight is 20/20