Should We Tax Content Providers to Fund Broadband Build-out?

By Nathan Newman – How do we address surging bandwidth usage and bridge the digital divide in a country where tens of millions of families don’t have any high-speed access to the Internet at home?

One question is whether content providers on the Internet like Netflix, Google and Facebook, who profit tremendously from the existence of a fast Internet, should be taxed to support the physical infrastructure supporting broadband?

In Europe, at least, political leaders are increasingly arguing that the answer should be yes. more>


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