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Comment Public infrastructure is vital (Score 1) 569

Internet infrastructure is just as vital as roads, water and electricity, and it can't be left to be run by private monopolies. Here in sweden, it's very comming with metropolitan fiber networks that is owned by the county/municipal/city, and then the ISP's rent capacity or channels to delivier to end-customers. This keeps prices low and competitive. My friend pays $15 for a 100/100 Ethernet with a static IP. Traffic caps doesn't exist at all. The swedish then state-owned Telco did a lot of important job in the 80's and almost converting all long-haul links to optical, and so a nationwide data-highway was born. Nowadays several ISP's/Telco's uses the same paths with their own equipment and cables. Socialism internet is great.

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