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  •  They should provide internet service (0+ / 0-)

    to rural areas. I realize this would cause Republican heads to explode, but I'll bet if it was "sold" properly to the public it would have massive support. Or for that matter, rural areas and urban areas with socio-economic difficulties. Subsidized. I know it's socialist, but like all truly social programs, it would ultimately create jobs, strengthen local economies, and provide a major boost in quality of life for everyone involved. Hell, if the Postal Service could deliver high speed at a lower rate, it would drive down costs for everyone using private connections. Oops, socialism again.

    Who is more natural to do this? They ARE the Postal Service, and email is the current system. They could even buy the rights to AOL's "You've got MAIL!" and annoy the hell out of everyone by running TV ads to illustrate the transition.

    We are the Lorax. We are the Once-ler.

    by TheIsleOfMan on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 02:47:20 PM PST

    •  That would have been the genius thing to do (0+ / 0-)

      twenty years ago. I never understood why the weren't forward thinking enough to do exactly who you suggest with an AOL-type service. Hell, just setting up an Internet bill pay service through the USPS would have been frikking revolutionary.

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