Losing Net Neutrality Is The Symptom, Not The Problem: Now Is The Time To Focus On Real Competition | Techdirt

This is a really great point because national broadband providers act not only as utility monopolies (Internet service) but also as content providers. This should be considered conflict of interest. A logical role for municipalities to adopt would be to become local broadband providers by buying out the POTS copper lines that the telcos are actually selling off and ripping out when installing FIOS (optical fiber to the curb). This is a logical way of increasing competition and bolstering local economies.

 

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