Of course, the carriers could sidestep the problem by wiring those communities themselves, but the Comcasts and Time Warners of the world need to serve their shareholders. This isn’t evil. It just doesn’t match our national economic and social requirements.
When Judges Pull the Plug on Rural America
Susan Crawford
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Actually, this is evil. It’s the banal kind of corporate evil that happens whenever anyone is given private control over public commons resources. For example, incumbent telecommunications and cable companies still get exclusive right-of-way agreements from local governments which make it much cheaper for them to run their fiber, just like Robber Barons were given during early U.S. railroad system expansion. That doesn’t make it any less evil, just more commonplace in our corrupt system of governance.