September 2, 2020

Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation writes that instead of investing more in broadband government should eliminate obstacles to investment, obstacles it created in the first place.
He cites New Mexico’s Gross Receipts Tax (GRT): “One problem with the GRT is that it taxes businesses for investing in tools that will improve the services they provide.”
He also writes that franchise fees and other rights-of-way access fees hinder investment.