Utopia is a financial mess because the governments created a public utility using the wrong model. It should be, or should have been, structured like the city streets: All property owners pay taxes to maintain them, even if they do not own a motor vehicle. The infrastructure of Internet service is a two-way carrier of multi-services such as data, TV, phone, video streaming, etc. The streets system is a two-way carrier of multi-services involving many types of vehicles. Imagine the mess if the only people allowed on the streets were fee-per-trip paying citizens who only drive Subaru’s.

Byron Gibbs

Salt Lake City