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    A bill to force higher internet prices...

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    i hate "local companies" i use sbc, and its cheep, but its major, therefor it wouldnt boost my cost

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    Telecom companies are just as good of an example of "corporate evil" as Microsoft. (probably more so)

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    The bill would prevent state or local governments from providing “any telecommunications service, information service or cable service” anywhere a corporation offers a similar service.
    Maybe I am being dim-witted here, but I don't see the problem here.
    I don't think I want my local government providing services such as these.

    They have enough to do without getting into the private enterprise arena.
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    it would prevent any non-profit from doing the same...
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    The bill would prevent state or local governments from providing “any telecommunications service, information service or cable service” anywhere a corporation offers a similar service.
    Maybe I am being dim-witted here, but I don't see the problem here.
    I don't think I want my local government providing services such as these.

    They have enough to do without getting into the private enterprise arena.
    I don't know much about the U.S. political system but that's
    a federal law being proposed , right ? Why is there a need for
    such a federal law ? If you don't want your local government
    providing these services couldn't you send a letter to your governor
    or something ? Or vote for a governor who promises not to provide
    these services ? But why have such a choice being forced
    from outside ?

    And of course it doesn't say that local governments have no
    right to provide these services , just that they must not provide
    them if some corporation does

    Actually it sounds so outrageous that it makes me wonder
    how accurate that site is.

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    it is akin to saying that government could not provide medical care insurance to people if an insurance company offers to cover people in a particular area...no more welfare.
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    it sounds good to me. government getting into public enterprise is the first step to soci/comunism. and we all know what thats like.
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    No , trying to control the market is the first step to socialism/communism
    and this is what this law attempts to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin20
    it sounds good to me. government getting into public enterprise is the first step to soci/comunism. and we all know what thats like.
    what's worse socialism or national socialism? And, how is it like, does pretty good in scandanavia doesn't it?
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