InfluenceWatch Podcast #239: Socializing Broadband

Expanding access to high-speed internet: It’s a trendy cause that the COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures made urgent. And when government acts with urgency, bad ideas proliferate; in broadband, the bad idea is municipal government control of the broadband network. Joining me to discuss the drawbacks and problems with this approach are my colleague Parker Thayer and Jarrett Skorup of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Listen to “Episode 239: Socializing Broadband” on Spreaker.

  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy: A Broadband Toolkit for Local Governments
  • Michigan Capitol Confidential: Traverse City Public Broadband System Has Way Fewer Customers, Money Than Predicted
  • Parker Thayer

    Parker Thayer is a Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center. A native of Michigan, he recently graduated from Hillsdale College.
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    Michael Watson

    Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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