Bernie Sanders Wants To Spend $150 Billion To Provide High Speed Internet As ‘A Basic Human Right’

The Daily Caller | 12/7/2019 | Staff
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Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders proclaimed Friday that another staple of modern living — high speed internet — is “a basic human right” that the federal government should be providing to every American.

Insisting high speed internet “costs too damn much,” Sanders proposed an internet for all plan that would allocate $150 billion from the Green New Deal to finance the promise to deliver universal internet service.

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He made the announcement on his Democratic presidential campaign website, comparing his quest to bring broadband to every American to Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt’s resolve to provide electricity to every household during the Great Depression.

“High-speed internet service must be treated as the new electricity — a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right. And getting online at home, at school, or at work shouldn’t involve long waits, frustrating phone calls, and complex contracts and fees meant to trap and trick consumers. It should just work,” the candidate said.

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The self-proclaimed democratic socialist has also said that he considers health care to be a human right.

Sanders argued that since taxpayer-funded research contributed to the discovery and development of the internet, taxpayers should be required to keep...
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