Rural America seems to be an entirely different story.
They had microwave for a while, but it didn't work in bad weather, and then the trees got too tall. They've finally resorted to paying the cable company thousands of dollars to bring cable to their house. It's such a ridiculous opaque process though that my mom basically has to stalk cable vans in her area and give the tech an earful to get status updates. The good techs know how shitty the process is, and one even gave her his personal phone number. However, it's not his department, so his ability to make things happen is limited.
She made the payment back in November, they got permits in January, and she hasn't heard from them since. I asked about how to get this done on DSLReports a while back, and the answer was to just keep calling them over and over and over, because every now and then you'd find someone with a clue.
I'd still do the tower and resell b/w to recoup some of the costs.
Just checked, and at the address I left in Sweden I could have gotten a 1.2GBps for ~$60/mo, almost what I pay for 100MBps here...
I'm not holding my breath.
Or even just a separate pipe for either Ethernet or Fibre Cables.
I then decide look up their average Internet speed , and turns out they are all in the Top 10.
And the contract is for 24 months minimum, so if you leave the country before the end, you end up having to pay for the rest of your contract.
But, in general, US ISPs are particularly bad in my experience (and worse even than HK)
on the other hand the web is filled with horror stories emanating from C....st customers.