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  •  We need another project such as the REA. (18+ / 0-)

    The REA brought electricity to the places where no private company would, we need the government to step up and bring Fiber to everyone, not only the people in the outback, but to communities such as where I live, which is only 15 miles from Eugene Oregon, where I'm paying for 7 mbps, but at best only getting about 5 mbps on a good day/
    The Post Office could run it.

    Severely Socialist 47283

    by ichibon on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 04:16:17 PM PDT

    •  We should especially do his... (4+ / 0-)
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      Mannie, ipsos, rbird, ichibon

      ...since building wind farms out in the country can mess up broadcast tv signals, even with the digital service now running. Having fiber would eliminate the problem.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 05:37:15 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed, if the USPS were ISP's then email on (2+ / 0-)
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      ichibon, Mannie

      their servers could require a warrant to be accessed by the government just like snail mail. This could solve a lot of our current personal privacy problems and reestablish our Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections.

      Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

      by RMForbes on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 09:10:49 PM PDT

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