Thursday, December 28, 2017

Nationalize the internet

Good article on the need to do just that. The ISPs are notorious for doling out service to areas where they can make a profit (killing) and the rest can dwell in caves. Some cities have successfully formed public broadband networks but that only addresses their local communities. Too many communities and rural areas do not have access at all and never will given the current situation. Nationalizing the internet as public good and utility seems the most prudent move to provide affordable access to everyone and make the greedy giant ISPs compete with that. Or course they will lose that competition and go bankrupt, but hey, that market forces for you.

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