In 2009, when I first installed our phone at the house the very first phone call was from Verizon - "We are installing fiber in your neighborhood very soon, if you are interested in buying Verizon Fios press 1 now". You better believe I smashed the 1 touchtone button as hard as I could. Having had Charter Cable internet at my previous house in Hurst, (and before that getting one of the very first SDSL lines in Grapevine) I wasn't used to not having high speed internet available.
You see, where I live (until incredibly recently) was considered "the country". There is no cable. There is no DSL. There is no sewer. The water and power company are Co-Ops. I was one of the "lucky" ones that was able to get point to point microwave internet service, and the only one in the neighborhood until a couple of years ago some of my neighbors bought towers to get line of sight to the providers.
My first provider in 2009- PrairieNet - gave 1mbs speed and was frequently down. Next, my electric co-op made a subsidiary ISP "OneSource" that gave me 10mbs down and 2 up - it was a tremendous improvement. However, their ISP bleed cash until it called it quits and I ended up on Rise Broadband (in about 2018?). Some people had problems with Rise, but I never did, and my final speed test I ran on the system clocked in at 40mbs down and 10mbs up. Not shabby and about the speeds I had in 2008 when I lived in Hurst.
Fast forward to 2023, after 14 years Verizon's successor Frontier has finally run fiber to my neighborhood. As happy as I might have been with Rise over the last few years, it does not and cannot compare to 500mbs service (and even faster available). I never thought I'd see this day - I actually had to upgrade the wiring I did with Cat5 in my house to Cat6.
There have been a couple of times that it has bogged down to very slow speeds, but it's been mostly good so far. We shall see...