Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders introduced new legislation Friday that would break-up large internet and cable providers across the United States; calling the plan ‘High-Speed Internet for All.’
“Today, high-speed internet is central to the basic functions of families, students, and businesses. Small businesses often cannot exist without it. Access to health care often depends on it. Yet across the country, huge swaths of the population lack access to an internet connection or cannot afford the options available. Millions lack any internet provider in their area and tens of millions are trapped with only one option. High prices keep internet out of reach for working families in both rural and urban areas,” states the proposal.
“Internet, telecom, and cable monopolies exploit their dominant market power to gouge consumers and lobby government at all levels to keep out competition. And they don’t provide service to anyone who can’t afford it, or install it in areas where it won’t make them as much money as their shareholders demand,” it adds.
“Their greed must end,” concludes Sanders.
Read Sanders’ full proposal here.