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Submission + - do it yourself government assisted internet

keneng writes: Here is the idea. As Canada has been blocking new competitors for internet/wireless and wanting to let it worsen by accepting usage-based billing, something could be done to disrupt all this back to equilibrium.

I propose an association that is non-profit dedicated to cabling/connecting the entire country simply by offering free unlimited internet to those that carry the trunk lines on their property. If we do this from coast to coast, province-to-province, home-to-home, business-to-business, our internet would be free forever. All we would need to do is to upgrade the routing/hub equipment once in a while to upgrade. Where there is too much traffic, we could have the necessary hardware upgrades subsidized by the government considering it benefits all of the nation. The bottom line is everyone would have free access to the net once it's installed. I'm certain everyone would pitch in for the upgrades if asked which lightens the burden of the government to subsidize it entirely.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall