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.