The modern need to communicate is best served through broadband internet services. Since the United States Postal Service (USPS) is charged with connecting the country in Article I of the US Constitution, a national broadband service ought to be created and managed under the auspices of USPS.
(And many in the 1790's wanted to privatize the USPS since its initial creation, not seeing why no one should profit from delivering the mail.)
One of the many things the Founding Fathers (in the Federalist Papers) worried about when holding the Constitutional Convention was whether the country was too spread apart to function effectively. The Republics they studied in the Ancient World (whether Greek or Roman) were typically much smaller and more compact than the proposed unification of the 13 original colonies.
The Fathers worried about how to glue the country together, recognizing that the disparate interests would challenge the citizenry. The citizenry needed to be able to communicate with each other, to lay out the various arguments for the competing points of view. The Fathers thought the need to communicate and broadcast information and news was so important that they created the United States Post Office in the Constitution: it mentioned in Article I. That and the post roads so that the mail could be more easily carried from one end of the country to the other. And so that every little backwater could be served.
As a matter of fact, the country had already been challenged by those who did not want to pay the taxes imposed under the country organized under the Articles of Confederation. The Articles rendered too weak a central government to put down the Shay's and the Whiskey rebellions of 1780's, which effectively ended the first constitution. The Fathers discovered that central government was too weak to counter these armed challenges to its power.
Their solution was our current constitution, amended by the Bill of Rights before the document was even ratified the first time.