He’s gone beyond just ignoring out of state numbers. His office has also been ignoring numbers from certain geographic areas of the state. For instance, if you have certain numbers in the 412 exchange (Pittsburgh and Allegheny County) you are getting ignored, yelled at, or hung up on. He’s even cancelled town halls at the last minute, and refused calls from other local politicians.
He has failed to show for two meetings with county officials here. He not only didn’t cancel ahead of time, but he didn’t return their calls for nearly two weeks trying to reschedule. He didn’t even apologizing for not showing up. He was even a no-show at a local groundbreaking ceremony, as well as a ceremony honoring surviving WWII veterans.
And I’m well aware that infrastructure costs money, which is just one of the many reasons that do much of the country has no competition for ISP’s. Smaller communities simply don’t have the financial incientive for companies to invest. Not to mention, cable companies often got municipalities to sign exclusivity agreements that blocked approvals for other competitors.
My previous residence had two service providers, a local extremely overpriced cable company (Armstrong) with a 300GB cap, or a less expensive but much slower service with a considerably higher 750GB cap. So you were kind of screwed either way. When you don’t have a cable box and stream everything, you hit 300 GB very quickly and they would shut down your service when you hit 90%. You would need to call in and agree to overage charges before they would reactivate it. Of course, if you hit that 90% at 1am, you would have to wait till 9am when their billing office opened.
Good times. Good times.