Congress is being asked to borrow more money to fund broadband access and other pet projects. Only about $9 billion would be spent on natural disaster recovery efforts.
Americans can decide for themselves where to live and which services they need or can do without.
How not to distribute federal funds
Industrial policy is never as simple as it seems.
The Federal Communications Commission uses broadband coverage maps that are so severely flawed, states started shelling out to make their own.
A new GAO report finds that the government lacks a "national strategy with clear roles, goals, objectives, and performance measures."
It's one of the most expensive legislative packages in American history, but the $1.2 trillion bill will end up doing far less than it otherwise could have.
It is the equivalent of mandating that all new homes come with at least five bathrooms.
Government Broadband Has Been a Costly, Corrupt Failure. Congress' Infrastructure Bill Calls For More.
The bipartisan infrastructure deal that's expected to pass the Senate this week would spend $65 billion on broadband projects, including more than $40 billion for largely unnecessary municipal broadband efforts.
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Would Redefine 'Broadband' To Justify Spending $100 Billion on Government-Run Internet
The Biden administration is manufacturing a market failure to justify spending $100 billion on municipal broadband and other government-run internet projects.
Democrats never miss an opportunity to rail against big corporations. Yet they're eagerly subsidizing their big corporate friends.
California's new law is a legal mess.
Expensive high-speed internet and job training won't transform Appalachia into "Silicon Holler."
The FCC is designed to protect incumbents, enrich politicians, and screw consumers, says economist Thomas Hazlett.
Potential pork projects hardest hit.
FCC votes to change the definition of 'broadband,' increasing the minimum speed required.
The president addresses a country that currently hates his political party by offering more big government.
The government knows better than the service providers, right?
Why invest in fiber-optic if the feds are going to subsidize the competition?
FCC looks at new taxes to pay for expanding broadband access for five percent of the population.
Intelligence court likely ruled that loosened broadband market was beyond the reach of existing snooping rules