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It has worked in other countries.

Essentially you take the "last mile" (from home/business to exchange) and either turn it into a full public utility or turn it into a private utility that needs to treat all service providers equally. You ban the private utility from also running an ISP on their own network.

You'd still get service from an ISP (inc. Comcast), they would run the exchange side of things, rent space on the last mile utility (fee used for maintaining/upgrading it), and their competition would do the same.

Competition would substantially increase, prices would fall, and we'd stop laying redundant cabling just due to "ownership."




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