Here it comes, the first roadblock in the internet, setup by the federal govt. And a violation of states rights. The govt has no power to control personal communications, certainly not to tell cities that they cant make laws prohibiting govts from running their own ISPs. And Obama wants to make YOU pay more taxes for it.
The result, much like with sewage, garbage, electricity, will be to drive private options out of business since govt can compete unfairly.
Obama pushes broadband plan, critics seePresident Obama is diving deeper into the debate over Internet control, urging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that restrict local governments from building broadband services.
To promote it, he announced that his administration will provide technical and financial assistance to towns and cities that want to improve Internet service for their residents.
The White House also announced that the Commerce Department would promote greater broadband access by hosting regional workshops and offering technical assistance to communities. The Department of Agriculture also will provide grants and loans of $40 million to $50 million to assist rural areas.