Just because you don't know how to do something doesn't mean it can't be done. Just because you'd make a bad design choice doesn't mean that everyone will.
Unless you are the US government.
Politicians don't understand the last mile delivery of internet service.
I would say that they don't understand anything of internet service. At least the elected officials (in general of course). Otherwise I agree fully.
And what's with the massive influx of AC idiots defending the government's nonsense?
Just your standard Government contractors, hired to do what the government cannot do.
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