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Inside Uncle Sam's magical self-funding internet dream

After much talk, U.S. President Barack Obama has finally delivered a concrete plan for how he will fund his plan for government-funded internet expansion. The only thing is the published details [press release] concerning the plan jump all over the place. But never fear, we're here to break it down for you, exactly where the Obama administration (claims) the money for Nation wireless and broadband is coming from and where it's supposed to be going to (and when).

I. Time Frame

First the time frame -- according to the release, the National broadband plan will be executed over the next 10 years, with much of its success criteria targeting improvements at the five year mark.


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Better than Canada trying to cap everyones internet up there.

Still waiting on FIOS nationwide, last mile of fiber to the home everywhere.
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There are pros and cons to living everywhere. Whether this turns out great or a total disaster can only be determined in 10 years I suppose.
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Still waiting on FIOS nationwide, last mile of fiber to the home everywhere.
Never going to happen. Too much land to cover and no money in it. Easier to charge more for faster speeds than invest in more, and maintain more infrastructure.

There is no FIOS to be had within a 500 mile radius of Casa Skripka in NoWhere.
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I don't think this is going to work. Logistically, the United States is just a really large country. Countries like France, Japan, and others have been able to provide fast internet to all of their citizens, but they have a much smaller landmass and a much higher population density. It is going to be difficult and costly to lay landlines to cover that much area. I also don't see the incentive for wireless companies to purchase the frequencies. Why do they want to expand to new areas that they have already deemed unprofitable?
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i'm ready
what is the ssid and login key?
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Well, Scandinavia has ridiculously cheap 100/100 internet pretty much everywhere. But they have government subsidized ISPs like Bredsbandbolaget/Telenor and Telia, plus Sweden has about the same area as the state of California, so its a little hard to make a comparison. Then there's Asia, South Korea/Japan have super fast internet but they're small countries to wire up with fiber.
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wifi everywhere I go?
Sign me up!!

I can careless if the government is tracking me.
I dont see a really bad con beside taxes, and even then, I would rather the high taxes to better the country then pay a high cost to a single company that only wants to benefit themselves, without rebuilding their own structures
    
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Let the government own the infrastructure and then let ISPs lease it from the government.
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