We live in about 15 miles from Colorado Springs CO, in a small town called Peyton. The problem is that CenturyLink only offers 1.5mb internet here. I have called them many times, getting a variety of answers. One time they said that an upgrade was in the works, but the other 6-7 times that I have called they said that nothing is planned (just calling CenturyLink is an adventure - long hold times, dropped calls, snotty people).
I know that other in my development have the same issue - there are about 70-80 households (upscale houses) that have the same issue.
I have a friend who lives about 5 miles east of here in Black Forest CO, who has 25mb internet with CenturyLink.
What can we do? There are no other options except satellite internet, which in my experience is ... glacial. The local cable TV company isn't out here (and probably won't be because of the "lot size").