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Opinion Internet is a utility. Govt should provide free internet for all homes

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Queen B, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    At least in the lower connection speeds and caps at minimum.
    Government should subsidize and provide basic wifi at no cost, especially to low income housing


    If schools are a necessity, lockdowns are a necessity, then so is internet in order to learn.

    You simply cannot have 2-3 major ISP running the internet business for the entire country and jacking up the prices the way they see fit


    Goatmo taking the first step in creating internet equity but its still not enough.
     
  2. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    Only chance of any government doing that is if they control the internet and what you can post on it... Wait they already do
     
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  3. Seano Hands of bone

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    Oh good. "Low income" families. So once again, people who do nothing will be handed for free what I have to work for.
     
  4. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Giving people with that much free time high speed internet could make Rocket League far more difficult for me, so I'm against this.
     
  5. HydraCap3 #Brady Banned

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    so when twitter bans Trump, they're a private company who can do whatever they want, but when internet companies don't provide affordable access, you suddenly don't care that they're a private company who can do whatever they want. so internet access should be given to everyone, but not freedom of speech. thanks Nazi.
     
  6. HydraCap3 #Brady Banned

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    wait, you play RL!
     
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  7. Queen B He / Him / His

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    Its to level out with low income families. Free basic Government subsidized wifi should be available to all families, rich and poor
     
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    I don't play it very well, but I do play it, yeah.
     
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    Remember when we had books, paper, and pencils? I bet we learned a lot more back then than the kids today
     
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  10. HydraCap3 #Brady Banned

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    it's basically the only game i play.
     
  11. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I dunno about free, but over here ISPs have started offering low monthly fees without a contract. I think making it mandatory for ISPs to offer a budget option that doesn't tie someone down to paying for a year or more would be sensible.
     
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    But what if I told you that white conservatives are also poor? Still for it?
     
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    I can't afford to buy a mansion. It's so unfair that some people have one and I don't.
     
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    Hey, they don’t have time to work because they are making babies.
     
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    Gotta keep those votes coming in.
     
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    I didn't start playing it until they put it on freeplay (always figured I'd like it but never got around to downloading it), but since I got it I've barely played anything else.

    I'm still a shitty gold/silver player though and my aerials are fucking horrendous.
     
  17. Mr. Shickadance Ventura Platinum Member

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    Do you need a mansion to go to school during a pandemic?
     
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    We still have those things..
     
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    Well, the UN thinks that Internet Access is a human right at this moment in time, and the USA is a charter member, so... I guess so.

    But does that mean broadband for every citizen? Dunno.
    In the present environment with so many distance learning, it really does become a necessity of life for families all across the country, so now more then ever, I think the UN is right.

    Generally speaking, however, vast segments of humanity operate just fine in complete ignorance, so apart from Covid times I'd have a harder time agreeing.
     
  20. StoneColdSteveAustin Black Belt

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    Yes many of your fellow right wingers, who live in the lowest performing states (like Kentucky) will gain access to the internet.
     

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