Re: The USA is currently enjoying WHAT?
The USA has its National Broadband Plan, we have the NBN. Under the plan private companies like Google are currently rolling out to a few places. Google is in fact rolling out to Kansas and Missouri. They held a competition to see what cities would get it first. Those cities had to make a contribution.
As far as I am concerned that is infinitely fairer than a bunch of politicians and their servants in a private locked room making the decisions.
Yes there are people very hungry for broadband. But what you must realise is that the faster you roll it out the more it will cost per unit. So you slow it down a bit and now you are favouring one electorate over another, or you try to speed it up as happened here. That policy proved to be a vote loser. For every satisfied voter there were at least two that were pissed off either because they were no where on the schedule or because the economy turned south and they feared losing their jobs.