The only way I could agree with a government muni-fiber county/country wide is if it were created using tax payer funds, completely open to the public in everything implemented (IE no tools implemented to watch what consumers are doing) and then once built was sold to individual private companies on a per county/city basis (IE 1 company would have the chance to to buy several markets to hook to their infrastructure) the minimum tier would have to be 50/50, and for "less fortunate" homes there would have to be an option (be it at lower speeds no lower than 20/20) for cheap internet for at least $15 a month.
Usually I'm against the federal government doing this kind of thing, but if implemented properly, and the counties/cities/states/etc were sold for the exact same price as the cost to build the area's out total to return those funds to the tax payers, I'd totally be for it. Another good idea instead of the companies buying the area out would be for the government to sell states to different private companies with the circumstance of "if you buy this network, you are required to resell to ANY provider who wants to join in" this way we as consumers have a COMPETITIVE atmosphere, and not this crap we have today. Of course there would also have to be provisions such as "You cannot force any reseller to have a cap, or be forced to bandwidth throttling or etc, and cannot in any way shape or form tell the companies how to manage, or implement any policies telling said companies how to manage, or policies forcing them to manage their network traffic a certain way. It would also have to be free of caps and overages.
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