Critical thinking is central to the Common Core standards. If businesses are really concerned with lack of those skills, they should be promoting Common Core.
The standards really need help from a marketing standpoint. A lot of what is circling social media are complaints about weird and confusing (to parents) math instruction, and on how the standards are a big government takeover designed to indoctrinate our children (standard FUD). There are valid concerns and complaints with them to be sure, but these are not the points that should be debated.
Many carriers have such exclusivity deals with municipalities, Comcast included. This is why there's little to no competition in many areas.
Also, I wouldn't get your hopes up with any improved service, though I share your sentiment in simply wanting a choice.
Looks like a lot of Bologna.
I'll see myself out.
They should have installed Gentoo!
In hopes that the 'malicious actors' would get tired of waiting for the required binaries to be built and give up?
Later on we're having an Open Source Sex Party, you in?
An "open-sores" sex party you say? I think I'll pass.