Reply to post: Re: IT'S FRICKIN EASY

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

Mr Underhill

Re: IT'S FRICKIN EASY

News Flash! Ending legal monopolies by itself does not lower the cost-per-mile of providing service in rural communities BUT it does get the monopolies out of the way of allowing others with different ideas, or newer cheaper technology to provide service. It can also allow taxpayers in rural counties to fund higher levels of internet service if it will bring jobs or keep jobs. The monopoly providers may get bigger returns in the cities and they may be required to charge the same price everywhere. This means that they get a better return on investment in high density areas. People or businesses in rural areas may have different investment criteria and accrue additional benefits that the multi-state monopoly can't.

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