Broadband doesn't run through it

Quotes from the just-issued Digital Rivers Report on broadband deployment in the Pittsburgh area:

“The team discovered that broadband access technologies are available today to deliver the necessary bandwidth, but telecommunications companies are unable or unwilling to build the necessary network infrastructure universally.”

“This research suggests that broadband deployment patterns are independent of affluence, a common misperception in discussions of the Digital Divide. Rather, significant service gaps exist where broadband alternatives are simply not available.”

“Unless local politics change drastically – along with a turnaround in the current economics and regulatory climate – a large-scale private deployment of high-speed broadband capacity throughout the Pittsburgh Region is unlikely to occur without help from the public sector.”