I'm doing some research on the pros and cons of government subsidized internet. I haven't had much luck with Google, so I figured someone here might have an opinion on the subject. Government subsidized internet is, from my understanding (and PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong!) internet provided to the citizens by the government. For instance, I belive they recently turned a suburb of Detroit into a giant hotspot -- the city is providing wireless internet access to the citizens. As to pros and cons -- Some obvious pros would seem to be the fact that the government is providing internet to everyone, so that would mean no more $40 per month for cable internet. Also, you'd have internet everywhere you go - not just at WiFi hotspots. For people like me, that's a huge plus -- a lot of work I do is very dependant on internet access, and as such it's very handy to be able to simply open my laptop and connect. I could see a major con being taxes -- Even though we wouldn't be paying a cable internet bill, the government would, and that would likely get tacked on to our taxes. Also, making a city one giant WiFi hotspot could provide security issues. Because the city would essentially be a giant LAN, it would be very easy for someone to access your computer - especially if you had something like file sharing enabled. Sorry for the long post, but I guess what I'm asking here is -- What do you think of the subject? Do you agree with my opinion as to pros and cons? Do you have any other pros or cons you could think of? I'd like to see other peoples' stance on the subject.