The electric company’s were given grant’s to bring high speed internet to people living in rural areas.
Here in Mississippi our electric provider was awarded one of these grants, They installed the fiber along the highway and down the streets where houses are. When they got to my driveway they told me I would have to pay $11,000 for them to hook up my house. My neighbor was told his bill would be $8K. Plus we would have to pay the regular fee to use their service each month.
I share a mile long driveway with 3 other properties.
So much for the government grant… This is what you get in dealing with the government