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Another idea that makes sense to me - expanding infrastructure and other programs to improve broadband access nationwide.
It's a WaPo article so I will quote part of it below
“Broadband in this century must be treated as electricity was in the 20th century,” Clyburn said.
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I totally agree. There have been conversations for years about how broadband access should be treated as a public utility or non-profit, and not a for-profit enterprise. It would be particularly beneficial for low-income and underserved areas. (As an aside, many families whose kids are in COVID-induced online school park in parking lots of companies that offer free wireless--like Starbucks--so their kids can log on, up/download assignments and talk to their teachers. IMO, this is criminal. Sure, schools can provide free chromebooks, but if the kids don't have broadband access, they are holding a brick in their hands.) This is yet another instance where capitalistic greed has gotten in the way of what's best for the populace.
Countries in the EU have already gotten aboard the municipal broadband train.
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