Bernie Sanders promises high-speed internet for all

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Bernie Sanders wants to bring costs down for high-speed internet and bring the service to the most rural areas of the country.

We very rarely get involved in politics around here and we like it that way. But this story was too interesting to pass up as United States Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising high-speed internet for all. Currently, high-speed internet in the U.S. is available for many people, but in some cases, it can also be fairly pricey.

Bernie Sanders wants to bring costs down for high-speed internet and bring the service to the most rural areas of the country. Sanders is also proposing a break up of large internet service providers calling them “greedy.” The Presidential candidate says his plan will provide every household in the U.S. with internet service, the proposal is entitled “High-Speed Internet for All.”

“High-speed Internet service must be treated as the new electricity — a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right,” the plan states.

“The Internet as we know it was developed by taxpayer-funded research, using taxpayer-funded grants in taxpayer-funded labs. Our tax dollars built the Internet and access to it should be a public good for all, not another price gouging profit machine for Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. “Their greed must end.”

Bernie Sanders plan would provide $150 billion to help municipalities with the infrastructure needed to provide the expanded service, pre-empt state laws that limit provider competition, ensure that all public housing units have free Internet and expand rural support programs.

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Bernie Sanders high-speed internet
Sanders says ISP’s like Verizon need to be broken up.

The candidate says he will bring back net neutrality rules and seems determined to break up the major ISP’s calling them monopolies and saying they “gouge customers.” It’s an interesting push and only time will tell if it actually has wings.

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  Source: UPI
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