Enough disparities exist already between urban and rural already exist without creating more. For example,
- Urban residents have multiple choices available to them for television, frequently having options of one or more cable services as well as various satellite services. Rural residents are lucky if a cable service is even willing to serve them and thus are stuck with having the option of only the higher priced satellite service or having only what they can pull in using an over-the-air antenna, which doesn't pull in much.
- Urban residents have multiple choices for high speed internet available to them, including multiple-speed DSL and cable high-speed internet services. Rural residents aren't so lucky. If they're lucky enough to have cable TV service, they might be able to obtain cable internet services at one of the slower cable internet speeds. If they're not too far from the telephone office, they might be able to get the lowest of DSL speed internet services. But, most likely, they're either stuck with painfully slow dial-up services, or high cost satellite internet services.
- Urban residents enjoy an abundance of doctors and usually, more than one hospital. Rural residents typically have a few family practice physicans and no specialists. To see a specialist, they must travel frequently hundreds of miles just to be evaluated ... and then have to travel hundreds of miles again for any ordered testing ... then hundreds of miles again to receive the results.
An argument that "you chose to live in the rural vs. an urban area" just isn't valid. In northern Nevada, mining operations are immediately accessible to the urban areas. Instead, they're located still remotely from rural communities. The same holds true in the rural mid-section of our country, the farm basket for our nation.