We less government types have now spent a couple of decades opposing the government funding of Internet access.
One reason? The Left wants to end all private provider participation, seize their broadband assets – and have the government be the only Internet provider there is. How very Venezuela of them:
“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”
That’s not at all totalitarian. Think we have a problem with Big Tech censoring us? Wait until Big Government runs the show.
Another reason we oppose government funding Internet access? As with all things – government is awful at it. (more…)
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