Should the government spend more money on expanding access to the Internet and improving public transportation?

  • Yes, only if they don't take it over.

    Lots of places are still without proper internet access, or rely on very terrible means of access like satellite, and the monopolies that currently exist for DSL and cable access ought to be illegal. At the same time, if the government does take charge of the situation and offer fast reliable internet service to everyone, I don't want them policing it or spying on users.

  • Yes, the government should spend more money on expanding access to the Internet.

    By increasing the money spent on expanding access to Internet, more people will be able to have more resources to be technologically advanced in education in school and in work or business ventures. Without Internet access, people are robbed of many resources that the Internet, or information super highway, gives to people. The Internet provides everyone with advertising, information, and is quicker and faster for acquiring information than a library. With increased funds in expanding Internet access, the United States can increase their own advancements and achievements in their country with the newly increased numbers in people who have Internet access to be able to make advances in their own knowledge.

  • Yes, the government should spend more money on internet access and public transportation.

    Yes, I believe that the government should spend more money on the expansion of internet access and the improvement of public transportation. A good reason for the expansion of internet is so that more public grade schools and universities have complete access to the internet, which will vastly improve teaching abilities and help students study more efficiently. Spending more money on improving access to public transportation is a great idea in the sense that working class citizens in many cities have a huge need for public transportation, but also in the sense that increasing the use of public transportation decreases both traffic and emissions.

  • Yes I believe government should

    The internet is here to stay and rather than fight it, the government should embrace it and expand on it. It is becoming a large and important part of society and that is not going to change anytime soon. As for public transportation, why should they not? Everyone needs to get around, and get around in a timely manner for work, events, and anything else they may wish to be doing. It only makes sense to put more money into those systems so that they work properly. So in both instances, government would be foolish not to spend money on two increasingly important aspects of modern life.

  • Transportation & Infrastructure

    Yes,the government spend more money on expanding access to the Internet and improving public transportation.Highways in rural states play a critical role in the country’s economy: They connect to Western ports to facilitate the transport of goods, and they serve as interstate bridges for agriculture, energy and freight industries.But with national transportation planning often focused on urban development, rural highways can get neglected, leading to stretched capacity, reduced connectivity and strained two-lane roads used by heavy trucks. Mass transit in rural areas is even more problematic.

  • Expansion from within is a key to the future.

    The government should spend more money on expanding access to the Internet and improving public transportation. Both of these expansions will allow both ideas and people be connected more quickly and efficiently. Access to the Internet is essentially access to information and through that into the future, formal and informal education. Improving public transportation will allow people to travel more safely, cheaply, and with less of a cost to the environment. Investments in such infrastructure are beneficial to all in society.

  • Infrastructure is important.

    Yes, these are important aspects of infrastructure and are needed. Private industry is generally not very good at building up shared infrastructure, because it's so hard to make a profit, so the government is needed to step in. It will be expensive, of course, but will end up paying for itself in the economic growth and future opportunity it generates.

  • More of a Pipe Dream

    Politicians love to talk about things like high speed rail and universal Wi-Fi. These are nice ideas, but the simple fact is that if, for instance, high speed rail was a worthwhile investment that consumers really do want, it is almost certain that some entrepeuner would pick up the ball here.

    The fact is that people just don't like high speed rail. Like most public projects, these sort of things sound really good but ending up not working nearly as well.

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