DeDe Rhodes of Basin told Donahoe that "she has no Internet access and relies on the mail," Gouras writes. "But like many other rural residents, she does not receive mail delivery," and "If her post office closes, the next one is more than 10 miles away, making her regular trip to pick up mail much more costly."
|Looking north on main street of Ingomar, by Mark Hufstetler (Creative Commons)|
Some suggested that the postal service could charge an annual fee for mail delivery, which Donohoe said would raise $800 million a year. "It is not something we have raised to Congress," he said. "It is something we have got some pushback on. But it should be considered." Gouras's story mentions several other issues surrounding the service; to read it, click here.