Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Take Over All Broadband For Your Own Good

She’s apparently just given up on the incrementalism of Net Neutrality and gone straight to government ownership

What could possibly go wrong? From the link

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to guarantee universal high-speed internet access on Wednesday as part of a new plan to invest in rural communities.

“I will make sure every home in America has a fiber broadband connection at a price families can afford,” the senator from Massachusetts wrote in a post on the blogging platform Medium. “That means publicly-owned and operated networks — and no giant [internet service providers] running away with taxpayer dollars.”

Warren said she would create a federal Office of Broadband Access to manage an $85 billion grant program. The grants would be awarded to electricity and telephone cooperatives, nonprofits, tribes and municipalities that pledge to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas. (snip)

Warren’s proposal cites low rates of internet access in rural communities.

About 1 in 4 people living in rural areas, and 1 in 3 living on tribal lands, did not have access to minimum speed broadband, the proposal says, citing an FCC report released earlier this year. And in urban areas, Warren wrote, many low-income residents cannot afford to connect to the internet despite technically having access.

“One of the best tools for unlocking economic opportunity and advances in health care, like telemedicine, is access to reliable, high-speed Internet. In the twenty-first century, every home should have access to this technology — but we’re not even close to that today,” Warren wrote.

If Net Neutrality is the heavy hand of government, this is like that hand wearing a lead gauntlet. A Megladon vs a great white shark.

People worry about the control that broadband providers have, and tech companies like Google and Facebook. How will it work with Government essentially owning and controlling access to the Internet? And what’s next? Taking over existing companies? Don’t scoff. Having a new Office Of Broadband would create mission creep, and, Warren yammered about broadband companies running away with taxpayer dollars, which seems to be her way of saying they are government dollars, rather than citizen’s money.

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8 Responses to “Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Take Over All Broadband For Your Own Good”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    If it were up to the government, we would all still be using 1200 baud modems on our hard wired telephone lines. Those giant telecoms built all of that infrastructure. All those cell towers didn’t spring out of the ground by local collectives.

  2. Dana says:

    If the government had controlled our internet access in 2016, Hillary Clinton might be President right now.

    Which is, of course, part of the reason. The left want to control what you see, hear and read. The

    • Kye says:

      They are already doing an bang up excellent job of it, Dana. Ever try to go through ONE DAY without seeing, hearing or reading leftist blather? I’m talkin’ TV including ads and “entertainment” shows not just media. They already control the “information superhighway” and have for some time. They just want to own it and have the ability to give it for “free” to millions of potential DemCom voters.

      Trump 2020 So we needn’t be in a coma to get away from leftist crap.

      • Dana says:

        Fortunately, I can go a day without seeing that stuff, ’cause I can go a day without watching television!

        Still, we had the same problems in 2016, along with Barack Hussein Obama in the White House, and the lovely Mrs Clinton is still a private citizen. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif maybe, just maybe, all of the bovine feces the left puts in the media doesn’t have quite the effect they think it will.

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Gabbard also spoke about why she’s suing Google for $50 million.

    “During the first [Democratic] debate, and the hours that came after it, we were prepared with all of our Google ads. We were the most searched candidate and campaign of the night — when all of a sudden our Google ad account was shut down without any clear kind of explanation or how to get it back up.”

    “And it was later reinstated after that critical window had closed, again without any real explanation. So we’re suing Google really because of the power that these Big Tech monopolies have over influencing our public discourse, our freedom of speech, and really, ultimately, our fair elections … If they can do this to me as a sitting member of Congress, running for the highest office of the land, this means they can do it to anyone running for office at any level in this country, or any person if they don’t like what you’re saying.”

    https://thepoliticalinsider.com/tulsi-gabbard-on-kamala-harris-i-pointed-out-some-huge-problems-with-her-leadership-in-california/

    https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  4. Doom and Gloom says:

    Well thats certainly convienient for leftist who are systematically getting rid of all conservative voices on the internet. Talk about Goebels propaganda. The left would have the entire internet to themselves to brainwash the masses. But I guess if they are saying things you want to hear, its not brainwashing because you already ARE!!

  5. formwiz says:

    Fauxcahontas is going nowhere.

    She’s just running for VP at this point.

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