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Video: President Obama Announces New Steps to Create Affordable High-Speed Broadband

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 5:48:34 pm

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The state of Internet broadband access in the US is a national disgrace, and the big providers have very little incentive to change it because they have de facto monopolies and are able to charge exorbitant prices for sub-par service. It's good to see the President working on solutions to this very important problem. Treating the Internet as a locally-owned public utility is a great place to start.

President Obama speaks on the need for affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans, and how certain small cities and towns are taking steps to lay a foundation for broadband access that rivals the most connected cites in the world.

UPDATE at 1/14/15 6:06:24 pm by Charles Johnson

Here's a related audio segment from NPR's All Things Considered:

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