@jws They'd argue that most new tech falls into this category. Useful and incremental rather than transformative. The exponentials think that the world is on the brink of a society-shattering change. The fadders think 'not compared with what went before'.
@clarkgoble Downtown SLC is very picturesque with lots of tall and lovely trees. It looks like a forest with just a few office buildings erupting out of it when you look down on it from the mountain peaks. My house had no line of site for microwave.
@clarkgoble Part of it is that they aren't requiring users to shoulder any of the burden for last mile. All I had to do to sign up was give them a $10 deposit. I would have paid them a couple hundred up front to cover installation.
@clarkgoble I am pretty sure that the solution to this is for the city to start charging cable companies for rent on every cable and pole that is on public property. Currently, the telecom model involves sucking users and cities dry at the same time.