Re: Political self-obsession and onanism
There are some nationalised industries that do well and I can't imagine the private sector doing a better job.
The NHS (for the money spent)
The Police Force
The Fire Service
Large parts of the civil service
There are pros and cons with nationalised vs privatised. It definitely isn't a case of one sort good, one sort bad. Personally I think broadband would not benefit from being nationalised but similarly is not great in its current privatised form. However it could be much worse, look at America.
I would also question whether broadband over the wires will still be the default in 10 years. I already constantly switch to 4G on my phone at home as I get better coverage and service than my WiFi. Combine with (cough) 5g and LEO satellite links. Seems a lot of effort to run a physical cable to every site?