Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
Why not ban municipal water and sewer while we are at it?
Because those are essential services with respect to public health. You cannot say the same about Internet service.
That said, I do believe that the citizen's within a municipality should determine whether or not municipal broadband goes ahead. Claiming otherwise would be denying democracy in preference of far more dangerous ideologies. Municipal broadband also has several advantages, ranging from lowering the digital divide to providing the foundations for economic development.