The move will also help Comcast and Verizon compete with AT&T...
Comcast. Compete. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! That was a good joke.
The money has been squandered on a perpetual war that began in 2001. As of 2013, the combined costs of the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were estimated at $4 trillion. That money equally divided amongst all Americans amounts to roughly $1000 / person / year.
It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.