said by elray:But private corporations are some of the biggest recipients of public handouts ( ATT paid ZERO taxes AND got a enormous tax refund last year ) said by biochemistry:
If they're using our tax money then it's probably the best use of tax money since the government brought electricity to us. They compete for security (police, military), roads, schools, etc. Why not internet?
Because those are moneys already wasted - the federal government has no business in schools or police; roads and power are debatable, and we're a couple trillion short each year.
If "better broadband" is so important to your community, put it to a vote - form and fund a coop, and get it done. Stop waiting for the rest of us to pay for it.