The Sweet Simplicity of Progressivism
If only progressives’ plans were always this straightforward:
Statewide Wifi available everywhere to everyone… for free .
And let the cable/telephone companies bid on the right to be the State’s sole provider. How would it be paid for? The company winning the bid to provide the service will maintain sole rights to sell advertising space on the statewide network.
So, we take a centralized power with tax and police powers and invest it with the authority to determine the single corporate provider of Internet services in the state, and that provider wouldn’t charge a penny because it would reap its rewards by selling advertising targeting its monopolized captive audience. No chance of corruption and ossification there!
Where would the ads appear, again?