said by KCrimson :
What you fail to see is that if there were a profit to be made, private corporations would have been competing to provide this service that the community seems to want so badly..................
Call it "cherry picking", or whatever, the fact remains that smaller communities that band together like this are stepping into an arena that the government was never intended in a market economy............
Sure they are.
Smaller communities have been doing this exact thing for years, such rural electric cooperatives, water districts and they like.
I understand your feeling government should not be involved in a market economy. However, how long would you have smaller communities wait in order to receive upgraded internet services?
The current "mega-internet" companies might not ever see enough return on investment to want to upgrade rural areas, hence my "cherry picking" comment.
The proposed North Carolina bill will specifically exclude
these under-served communities from taking matters into their own hands to increase community internet options.
By a majority community vote, the electorate should be free to make their own decisions, agreeing to tax themselves for the greater good of the local community.