In response to Republicans' recent attacks on net neutrality and digital privacy protections at the behest of giant telecommunications companies, the ACLU is calling on local government leaders to establish municipal broadband systems.
"States, cities, towns, and counties should take matters into their own hands by creating publicly owned services that do honor those values and can help ensure an open internet." —ACLU report
Here is some background information on the way the United Kingdom is dealing with the same situation with its PUBLICLY owned internet services:
My point being the America needs to find its own way of dealing with the internet situation, but can look to other countries and their different ways of handling the same situation. In other words, finding out what the common experiences are with the internet, what looks like the most effective alternatives and what has not worked and needs to be avoided.