Yes, the US follow Canada's footsteps with providing access to fiber network because it will help the American people use technology more effectively. We already work too much as it is; if we are given the opportunity to work on more reliable networks, we may accomplish more in a shorter time.
I believe that fiber networks are the wave of the future, so the United States should follow in the footsteps of Canada. More than ever, today's consumers need access to fast, reliable networks, and usage is only going to increase over the next decade. We need to be ready to handle it.
This is a replay of the long distance resellers market of 20 years ago.
The CRTC tried to create competition by forcing the big telcos to sell their services as subsidized rates. Guess who paid for the subsidy. It was funded by a surcharge on local rates. In the end the long distance reseller business model disappeared because of technological changes. The ISP reseller market will disappear as well in a few years. In the mean time the big telcos will lower their prices in order to reduce the profit margins of the resellers such that they will not be able to compete just on price.
The companies that want to sell networking services already do so at a price they can afford. There is already significant competition in this industry, and the government should not come in and try to play boss of private companies. The private companies and the market do the best job of setting the price.