You may not have known it but hundreds of cities are wired with fiber. And the reason is the telcos are lobbying like mad to keep it unused. Because, as we all know, competition is something they absolutely fear.
To my knowledge, Rochester is one of those cities. RG&E possesses a lot of so-called “dark fiber” that they put in years ago and are either not using or not fully utilizing. Things could be better, if only there was competition. If only.