reply to sonicmerlin
Re: Pathetic Once people start to realize the logistics of it all, it sometimes sinks in that it's not profitable. Businesses do things to MAKE money. End of story. If you add to it investors, then you really better make darn sure you are making money. Because your funding via investors will start to disappear.
I would love to know how people feel about government "rule". Lets say there were a network that went to everyone. It would have to be government ran AND built. Now while it sounds like a great idea, almost everyone here knows the government is loaded with scams, poor business decision, fraudulent practices to some, and then add to it the "peoples" money that they will waste in the process. A government ran network is the ONLY way to have broadband reach every single American.
If you try and "subsidize" another's network, does that then make it yours to allow someone else to use it?? HELL no, but that is part of the process of government requirements to get funding, at least that is the way these new loans and grants are set up.
So let me see if you would allow this to happen... You got a tax credit for putting in a new furnace, and energy efficient windows and door on your home. YOU were SUBSIDIZED. Are YOU going to let the government tell you to let someone else LIVE in your home with you and your family, because of that subsidy??? You would have to be flat out of your mind to allow that.. And if you think it's a great idea, you have no concept of ownership, and property rights. That is EXACTLY what those of you who think the government should mandate network owners to do. Share what they own, subsidy or not..
USF is, and has been a scam for years and years. It's outdated, and full of mis-use. Do away with it altogether, and let nature's course happen. Survival of the fittest has always been the best way to make progress in industry. NOT government hand outs, and political favors.