VentureBeat: Allow ISPs to bid on urban-rural territories to bridge the broadband divide

EXCERPT: “The cost of building out broadband infrastructure is a significant barrier. By some estimates, it can cost as much as $30,000 a mile to run fiber optic cable, meaning it could take many decades to recoup installation costs for broadband internet. This problem is compounded if subscriptions are expensive and adoption is spotty in sparsely populated and often poor rural areas. A public-private partnership offers a viable solution to this challenge.” FULLSTORY: