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cburkart

join:2010-02-09
Pensacola, FL
reply to ipv456

Re: Broadband Public Option

said by ipv456 :

Are people arguing for a "single payer" system in this country for Boadband.
No. Broadband provision involves huge fixed costs and very small variable costs. Providing service once the fiber has been laid is comparatively very cheap. Providing health care once a hospital has been built still involves considerable expense (caregiver salaries, consumables, insurance, etc.)

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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said by cburkart:

Providing health care once a hospital has been built still involves considerable expense (caregiver salaries, consumables, insurance, etc.)
ISPs face similar expenses after the infrastructure is in place. Granted, it might not be as disproportionate as your hospital example, but it still exists nevertheless.