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      While lawmakers, policymakers, and the White House have all agreed that broadband access needs to be expanded to rural areas, an ideological preference for the free market in all its forms means American citizens are getting a raw deal.

      Big Cable owns the US internet market, and is milking the situation for all it’s worth: offering slow speeds at high prices and only in those areas where it can make profits immediately.

      As the federal government tries to force those companies to connect up rural areas with new cables or give faster service by offering subsidies – or, in this case, put the money in the hands of individuals through loan and grants – it is still failing to crack the oligopolistic market and that continues to put a premium on every broadband line. Premiums that few can realistically afford.

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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