Source: The New York Times
quote: ...the highest cost users are in low population density areas. Just providing coverage is a big expense with little revenue from the few users actually using it.
quote: I use upwards of 2GBs of bandwidth a month. I doubt I am robbing many others of that bandwidth since many do not use data in this area (and those that do are stuck in Sprint's crappy 1X or AT&T's Edge), but I am forced to use so much bandwidth because I have NO other internet choices outside of stupid expensive satellite connections (yeah, you think that data plans are outrageous, go look at DirecWAY or WildBlue's plans).