John Nichols of The Nation magazine has a keen observation on the viability of the mail.
"Americans do not often talk about the Postal Service as a crucial underpinning of the democratic infrastructure, but we should.
"At a time when 35 percent of all Americans and 50 percent of rural residents have no broadband Internet access at home, USPS is universal. It goes to extraordinary ends to assure that no citizen or community is neglected.”
Yes, the Internet is faster, but it's not really everywhere. We are.
What do you see in your town? On your route? Comment here.