Hey - I'm rural. (Some say I'm way out there....) I think this industry is evolving and changing very fast and some see it as too risky to invest in. Some other probably think it should be a private investment. While others probably see it as a chance to bring in competition to the area so one can understand that support.
All I know is I'm old, because while driving the roommate can get on her phone and find a restaurant or post to crackbook, which is something I never imagined of when I was kid, or even 10 years ago for that matter.