So I live about three miles from a town that has an urban population of 10,000 people. Charter Cable serves this area.
My road is one mile long, and my house is half the way down the road. Charter has cable running at both ends of my road (a half mile away). There are about a dozen houses each direction.
Charter Cable refuses to run cable up my road. Not only that, they refuse to even give me a price on what it would cost if I paid to have them run cable.
I’ve told them I would pay for the fastest internet connection they could give me. The maximum connection on DSL is 1.5MB here, so It’s not like they would have much competition.