Top Gear had an episode some time ago where they opened this beast up on the 5 mile+ straight at Volkswagen's German test facility. So damned fast - 407 kph!
From the episode: "At this speed, the tires will disintegrate in 15 minutes - That's ok, we've only got enough fuel for 12"
FTFA: "Local governments buy gas and diesel fuel for their vehicle fleets, so "What's to prevent them from competing with gas stations and convenience stores? They have landscaping departments for parks and such, so what would keep them from offering landscaping services?" "
Internet, phone, and cable services are also under the eye of the PUC, and are viewed as utilities.
Something silimar was discussed quite some time ago in Lafayette, LA
All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.