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Unsurprisingly, major telecom providers like AT&T and Verizon aren’t big on having to compete with the government for customers who don’t actually need the overpriced services being offered by their companies. Some GOP members have suggested that it would be more fiscally responsible for the FCC to sell the broadcast spectrum, allowing the government to raise billions in new revenue. What say you, dear reader? source

Unsurprisingly, major telecom providers like AT&T and Verizon aren’t big on having to compete with the government for customers who don’t actually need the overpriced services being offered by their companies. Some GOP members have suggested that it would be more fiscally responsible for the FCC to sell the broadcast spectrum, allowing the government to raise billions in new revenue. What say you, dear reader? source

February 4, 2013 // 17:02 // 1 year ago
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  1. escapefromhellview reblogged this from silas216
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  3. if-our-worlds-collide reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Whoawhoa, pro-corporate-small-government GOP wants the FCC to sell broadband? Where is Nina Huntemann when you need her?
  4. hairtrending reblogged this from shortformblog
  5. retrofires reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Hm.
  6. nerdgasming reblogged this from tanya77 and added:
    If the government sold wifi at a low rate then the country would be out of debt in a day… maybe two… we love our fucking...
  7. radiationkid reblogged this from temporaltechnologist
  8. tanya77 reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    ISPs: T_T T_T T_T T_T (Crying their eyes out. How do you like your lobbyists now? I’m sure you’ll (try to) find some way...
  9. missymadeline reblogged this from nevergonnahaveagoodurl and added:
    Oh my god I remember, you were just talking about this.
  10. blog-saint-trill reblogged this from shortformblog
  11. nevergonnahaveagoodurl reblogged this from stpetetimes and added:
    I was just talking about this a month or two ago.
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  13. minjimon said: Given that kids are being forced to flock to McDonald’s to get their studying done, I’d say AT&T and the like should bow out gracefully and allow our country to follow the example of S. Korea and Japan in bridging the digital divide.
  14. powersmash reblogged this from shortformblog
  15. misutip said: Affordable wi-fi would be great. Even if it’s a little bit unreliable. Free if its better, but making it cheap would be great too.
  16. stpetetimes reblogged this from stoopsbrain
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  20. arieces reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is a brilliant idea. A blow to private tech industries such as Verizon and AT&T, but if service to large public...
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  22. trebaolofarabia reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Har har har…the United States government doing something that would so clearly benefit the country and drag the country...
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