The key to successful broadband rollout isn't just speed -- it must be open access. There is no reason to support incumbents who demand you use their tv service, internet service, and phone service.
The only real impediment we have as a country is that there is no capital to lend to small business to create the networks we need. If small innovative companies like Paxio had access to capital, they would happily pave their area with FTTH service.
For God's sake -- keep the stinkin' government out of it! They only screw up everything they touch.
Two systems originally developed by/for the military -- but wait, doesn't the playbook say that the military-industrial complex is the root of all our problems and must be destroyed?
Aren't the evil banks supposed to be providing capital? That's what we hear from the administration on a near daily basis, moaning that there's no money being lent (although Joe Biden thinks companies should borrow money to make payroll). If the banks are so terrible why didn't we just throw a few hundred billion at the SBA for interest-free loans?