Anyone who has tried to arrange a community meeting at a public space can attest to this
“Not only do people get the benefit of nondiscriminatory access [with municipal broadband], they typically pay less, they have better access, and if something does go wrong, they get much better customer service.”
Seattle’s socialist council member responded to the net neutrality vote by saying cities should just build their own broadband networks. Some already have.
“But the underlying concept—charging for the use of public assets that have been given away virtually for free—may be part of larger paradigm shift, as cities all over the world re-assess how they interact with the private sector.”
The idea of road user fees dates back to the 19th century; 21st-century ride-hailing may be its ideal use case.
The internet is a public good and should be treated as one. It is time to nationalize the internet and create a level playing field for all content providers. Equal access for ALL. It is time for the internet to be a non profit entity, that uses all the money collected to reinvest in the system.
Right now a large chunk of your bill goes into stock dividends, share buybacks, and marketing. None of these activities makes your internet faster or cheaper. These activities make your bill more expensive while the companies that gouge you under invest in infrastructure and employees.
Comcast spent $2.85 billion for shareholder dividends in 2016. How much better would your internet be if they spent that on infrastructure or employees? How much cheaper would your bill be if they didn’t spend that on dividends but instead lowered their rates?
“Trickle down” is the biggest myth ever perpetrated on the American public. The top 1% controls more of the wealth than ever, yet there is a lack of well paying jobs. That’s because they’re hoarding all the money
Why doesn’t anyone ever ask where we find the money for the outrageous military spending?
Congress is on track for an eye-popping increase in military spending.
The Democrats latest public relations pitch “a better deal” is symbolic of them. A weak half measure that “will try to fight for the working class”.
Now isn’t the time to try to fight. Now is the time to make demands. Half measures and weakness will not get anything done.
Oh no a pod of whales washed up in the beach of New Jersey. It must be whales because Chris Christie closed the beaches due to budget dispute. Oh wait, it’s Christie and his family enjoying the beach without any pesky crowds.
At a news conference hours later, Gov. Chris Chris Christie was asked if he got any sun Sunday. “I didn’t,” he said. “I didn’t get any sun today.”