One reason for this reluctance is a general unwillingness on behalf of monopolistic telecoms companies to expand their precious networks for competitors to exploit. Another is the high cost of converting exchanges to exploit dsl technology or, in the case of cable companies.
It is digging up enough roads to get cable to a big enough percentage of the population to make it worthwhile. But it is beginning to happen, and broadband technology is slowly seeping into the lives of families and businesses as its potential benefits become more accessible.
The fact that this is happening at all is miraculous, given the difficult position of many telecoms companies and the apparent unwillingness of governing bodies to help sort out the mess. Despite repeated statements of intent by governments keen to make names for their countries as progressive technological societies, few have been willing to do much about it themselves.
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