Reply to post: Re: IT'S FRICKIN EASY

Bless their hearts: Democrats want $40bn to spruce up America's bumpkin broadband

caitlin.bestler

Re: IT'S FRICKIN EASY

Ending legal monopolies does not lower the cost-per-mile of providing service in rural communities.

It barely pays to provide service to low density areas when you get 100% of the local market.

Competition will not cure that, although it would be useful in most urban markets.

As a minority party Democrats can propose schemes like this with impunity. Once they have the

majority back they'd have to answer questions on why we're spending more per broadband customer

for rural voters than we do for urban voters. But you don't have to answer questions like that for proposals

that will never even get voted on.

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