Bernie Sanders announces $150 billion "internet for all" plan

by Daniel Payne · Dec 6th, 2019 4:35 pm

Last Updated Dec 6th, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced on Friday an "Internet For All" plan that would seek to bring high-speed data hookups to everyone in the country for $150 billion.

On his website, Sanders declares that internet access should be treated like a "public utility." Complaining that internet companies will not provide free internet to consumers and will not install internet in low-profit areas, Sanders says that government should seize control of the internet and "bring it to the people."

Sanders' campaign website says the plan would be financed through provisions in the Green New Deal, the extreme piece of legislation promoted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Sanders says the proposal would "dramatically" lower internet costs.


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