Biden’s plan immediately drew opposition from Republicans and private ISPs such as AT&T, which has argued that the US should not subsidize fiber-to-the-home deployment across the US and that rural people should be satisfied with non-fiber Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds. AT&T John Stankey called Biden’s plan to fund municipal networks “misguided” and said he was confident that Congress would steer legislation in the more “pragmatic” direction that AT&T favors.
So, don’t subsidize fiber-to-the-home, not because the market will take care of it, but because those people should be happy 10Mbps! Who could possibly need more than that? 🤷♂️