All those advocates of either direct government ownership or control of the Internet, or simply more heavy-handed government intervention in dictating the operations of the Net, should read this New York Times piece, "How Australia Bungled Its $38 Billion High-Speed Internet Rollout."
For those who favor government ownership and control of the Internet, Australia has long been held up as a model to be emulated. Among the Australian network's ongoing troubles is its ranking of 51 among the world's countries with respect to Internet speed.
Some model to be emulated, huh?
PS - Don't hold your breath waiting for the New York Times to make the connection between the woes of Australia's Internet and the heavy-handed government intervention. You'll be dead first!