Elizabeth Warren announces plan to introduce public option for the internet.

By |2019-08-08T07:36:11-08:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Oh hell yeah!

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a plan Wednesday to create a public option for the internet, aiming to ensure universal broadband access.

Warren, who’s seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, unveiled the policy at the start of a four-day tour across Iowa as part of a broader package of reforms she calls her “plan to invest in rural America.”

To enact her plan, Warren hopes to first pass a federal law preventing state-level restrictions that have hampered municipalities that want to pursue a public internet system.

She would then create an $85-billion federal grant program to shoulder 90% of the costs for utility cooperatives, nonprofits, cities, counties and Native American tribes interested in laying the fiber needed to bring broadband ― contemporary high-speed internet ― to the mostly rural regions that do not currently have it.

The entities applying for the money ― for-profit utilities are notably ineligible ― would have to agree to serve as internet service providers for residents they serve, offering at least one high-speed plan and one plan affordable for low-income people.

“I will make sure every home in America has a fiber broadband connection at a price families can afford,” Warren writes in a Medium post introducing her rural investment plan. “That means publicly-owned and operated networks ― and no giant {internet service providers) running away with taxpayer dollars.”

I have to say that as an Alaskan dealing with some of the highest internet bills in the country that this speaks directly to me. 

Elizabeth Warren is amazing in that she seems to have a plan for everything. 

I don’t know who is the best candidate to beat Donald Trump for sure, but I certainly know who is the best candidate. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Until we elect a democratic senate, and get the likes of McConnell and Graham out, it won’t matter her plan.
    They will do to her what they did to President Obama.

    • Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      They won’t do anything to her plan as she is not going to be President.

      • Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 12:40 pm

        Because it’s already been put in place. Another term, and “they” have said so.
        Vote locally, only place it might still count. Democratic debates, such a farce.

        • Anon August 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm

          Wasn’t Trump saying the voting is rigged on the campaign trail?
          That’s why he looked SO HAPPY when he won. 😆 He did not want to win. To him it was FREE advertising. Still is apparently.

      • Leanne August 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm

        Elizabeth Warren is amazing! I wish we could clone her about a hundred times!

  2. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    The Venezuela logic lol. She is a triumphant fail.

    • Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Great logic, Troll.

      • Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm

        Well the government is doing such a great job there after nationalizing all industry, like Warren is promising.

  3. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    So here in Oregon, our local rural electric co-op is almost thru installing fiber optic for all it’s customers. No limit on data, 100 mbps and it used to be $40 / mo until the last snow storm devastated the whole community for weeks. No power for two weeks, etc.
    Now it is $50 / mo but the utility took a huge hit in the storm so being a co-op, we all got to share in the cost. Not unreasonable at all considering the enormity of that situation.
    Happy Camper

    • nanna August 8, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      I’m very happy for you that you got fiber optic, I’m sure we’d all be happy to pay a little more for world class internet. There’s no chance I will get it, maybe not even in my lifetime, the Right-wing hate it when ordinary people get something good without paying through the nose for it.

    • Portland August 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      At least, here, Mayor Ted Wheeler finally spoke up and said that the alt-right vs. Antifa protest planned is not welcome. “Stay home!”
      Doesn’t matter, they’ll come anyway.

  4. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Meanwhile, the victim squeals

    President preps order to require social media sites give conservatives special rights as Trump sons attack Twitter

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/president-preps-order-to-require-social-media-sites-give-conservatives-special-rights-as-trump-sons-attack-twitter/

  5. nanna August 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Elizabeth Warren, the more you find out about what she has been doing for the last fifteen years the more you are impressed. I don’t recall seeing her before Obama but she has been fighting successive governments on behalf of working people for most of her career.

    And winning.

  6. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Hope she wins. We need a miricle cuz the right is gonna play poop dirty. Putin said they could. Donald may win if real Americans dont get off their collective asses and fight back. If donald wins another four years there will be no saving the America we all understood existed prior to 2016. We will stay permanantly in fucking twlight zone.

  7. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    HI yayayayaya HI yayayayya!

  8. anon August 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    OT.

    Sharon Tate & co were murdered 50 years ago this hour-ish. Sarah was only 5, but obviously took part, as she went on to try to kill Shailey and Gabby.

    Warren needs to look into this on 01/20/21.

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