Monday, August 4, 2008

Broadband Internet as a Public Good

The governor is signing a bill today that would spend $25 million in taxpayer money to bring high-speed broadband internet to communities that do not currently have it.

I must have been out that day in economics class when the professor explained how "really fast internet" was a public good.

As federal judge Janice Rogers Brown once asked "When did government cease to be a necessary evil and become a goody bag to solve our private problems?"

On the brightside, the BHI blog will load much faster in western Massachusetts and the good people out there can more quickly download studies detailing how lower telecommunications taxes lead to more access.

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