Bringing universal broadband to all Americans is not going to be cheap. The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it could cost more than $350 billion to wire the United States with high-speed Internet access.
The FCC has been given the responsibility of coming up with a national broadband policy to ensure every American has access to broadband. And on Tuesday a task force at the FCC led by Blair Levin, former chief of staff to onetime FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, issued its initial report on forming this plan. The final report is due to Congress in February.
Will there be mandatory broadband? Will the Amish be fined and herded into jail if they don’t sign up? Will illegal aliens be allowed to use it for free? Can someone abort their broadband installation before it’s completed but still have it payed for with tax dollars?