First of all, note that im not from the US.
I took a quick look at the Western New York territory.
It seems you have quite complicated terrain topology, mix of hills and forest all over.
If the backbone infrastructure is bad, then it may not be surprising that there are no wisp operators in your area.
In any case, you have to well plan the profitability of the future network.
And above all, in your case, you can not rely just on estimating the future number of users in the dense areas.
You also have to consider how you will cover these zones (BS sites), one-time and monthly costs per BS.
My opinion is that you must first of all determine the above circumstances directly on the ground.
Regardless of your determination, courage and potential readiness to invest the necessary resources, this is most important to you.
the choice of equipment, further administration, and the rest is a complex matter, but this is first of all and the most important.
In any case, if you need consultation, you can contact me at (vlatko @ gromnet. net). greeting