Is it just me, or does this seem like a back door way to get super-cheap Internet available nationwide? End-arounding the cable monopolies by not offering television services. Just dumb pipes. Internet as utility. And a way to prop up or perhaps even save the Post Office. The building of this network could be the next major works project. Serious employment (which would aid in the paying off of all those pensions)Libertarians are gonna hate it. I say make it so. Fiber for everybody!