It’s easy to be “altruistic” with other people’s money.
The agency is blaming ISPs for the shortage because they did not build out “broadband” to all remote areas.
This is why the late George Santayana is so often re-cited.
‘American networks are 75 percent faster than those in the EU’
Why couldn’t they just try it in the 30 states without these laws?
Broadband networks do not have any of the most relevant characteristics of public utility services.
America’s wireless industry has investied $94 per subscriber, the rest of the world spends $16
Municipalities building broadband networks are not competing because they don’t have profits as a benchmark.
This new Memorandum is a part of a broader Administration wireless industrial policy to pick winners and losers.
Critics say company over-built existing services and ignored under-connected areas
It would move us backward not forward.
The European telecom companies are having a very rough go of it, with the harsh regulatory climate making them much less valuable.
The EU’s broadband industrial policy depends on government funding to succeed.
FCC wants free WiFi for all - TheDC
New plan for fast, free wireless Internet met with resistance by telecom companies
Obviously nostalgic for the simpler government-controlled times of long bygone era
Taxpayers cannot afford to waste time and resources on the failing efforts of government-owned broadband networks.
Other leading economies clearly have grasped and responded to the urgent need to auction more government spectrum, because they appreciate data demand is relentlessly ~doubling annually.
Backers viewed proposal as a vehicle to ensure broadband coverage in underserved areas
There is an obvious disconnect between the hard data concerning broadband issues by FCC analysts and the opinions of its commissioners.
FCC to tax broadband - TheDCNF
Subsidies to get rural communities online at the expense of everyone else