Except that the "private companies" in this case are really public utilities
Cable/data providers aren't utilities and are by no means a necessity to maintain a healthy standard of living. And you can put your quotes away around private companies. Don't need them.
the government" to acquire, own, and operate public assets at the highest level of service and transparency,
I don't imagine any data/cable providers have acquired any govt properties. They run their lines through public servitude's, but they don't own anything except their own lines.
I wish Mccain's bill went a step further and proposed to break up the industry between the transportation infrastructure and product itself, because that is the crux of the matter. AT&T should have no fricking say in what some network wants to pipe through to my TV.
You really can't be serious. Yay...Free cable for erybody.
This is a poliboard discussion and a dumb one at that. Also off topic of OP. So, I'll move along.
This post was edited on 5/16 at 9:56 am