There's a great article on YourHome.ca that reminded me how broadband connections are not as popular as we all sometimes believe. As if the higher cost of gas, along with the real estate crisis, wasn't hurting rural area housing enough, it turns out people are also moving away because they can't get broadband!
If you're reading my blog, you're most likely already more tech savvy than usual, and therefore more likely to have a broadband connection, but I'm still surprised that people would be willing to move for what we take for granted. Perhaps I forget the sting of 56kps. It has been nine years or so.
The end of the article gets to me a little bit though. Why would anyone move back to a house that they moved away from over broadband? While I guess you could question the intelligence of the original move (couldn't they get a satellite connection before?), to me, moving back is a pretty expensive way to own a mistake. On the other hand, I've had broadband the whole time, so maybe I just don't understand.