President Bush Pushes Broadband Rollout by 2007

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2003
    Old Europe
    war on election makes bush say things he doesnt care about

    war on election makes bush say things he doesnt care about. (or he wants to use for "people control")
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    Still, I can always hope. Nobody offered broadband where I live right now.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    I'll believe it when I see it

    Where I'm living now, broadband is widely available - from the cable company and several different DSL providers.

    When the President makes speeches like this, I'm afraid I can't take him at face value. I predict that I'll end up paying higher taxes on my existing lines (the "universal service fund" tax) in order to subsidize the program, and the big companies (like Verizon) will use loopholes in the law to force all of the other broadband companies out of business.

    So, although people living out in rural areas my be able to get broadband for the first time, I'm going to end up with higher bills and less choice than I do now.

    I will be very pleasantly surprised if it happens any other way.
  5. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    The main control that we have is with our dollar. I we choose lower cost and higher service, it will send a message. That is why I'm considering leaving Earthlink and going wit Comcast.

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