said by computerpimp:What the heck? We're not talking about a corporation-backed healthcare bill. Most likely it would involve a complementary plan to fund a government-built national network, open to all ISPs who wish to provide service over it.
So true. If a bill hits the 100 page mark, at what point there after does it hit the useless point, maybe around 2000 pages.
If broadband were made a "right" in the USA how would it play out? Every citizen is required to have Internet access, and will be fined by the IRS if they can afford it but don't chose to have it, this way it will fund itself "for the common good". However if they can't afford it they will be given money by the government (subsidies, checks, briefcase full of cash) to be able to buy it. Even if you chose not to have a computer or internet connected device you will still be required to have Internet.