If I go 1/8 a milr southwest of my home I can get a cellphone signal and if I go 1/2 a mile North of my home I can get reception there. I am in a technology dead zone. If I could elevate myself 60 feet into the air I would be able to use my cellphone from home and possibly even cell phone internet. It would be expensive.
My rural area outside of Hohenwald, Tennessee has been ignored. AT&T/ Bellsouth along with Charter Communications refuse to service this rural area due to the fact that it is a lower elevation and it is nothing but hills surrounding this community. I have communicated with workers in the field for AT&T and they esxplained to me that their company expanded one to one and a half miles farther out of the towns that they serve along with upgrading the infrastructure of the larger metropolitan areas. They claim that they have rural broadband.