I think we are at a stage where broadband is a public utility, certainly, but I’d be militantly against it unless the law explicitly mandates end-to-end encryption on state-owned infrastructure and makes interception, monitoring, and prioritizing both illegal and technically infeasible.
The thought of certain political parties, in particular, getting their grubby little hands on the sum total of all information flow in society horrifies me. Yes on providing and universalizing the solution, no on allowing state control of it.
Universalization at the price of control is not worth it. Even if the control is as incompetent as I suspect it will be, this just means that private communication is a privilege of the technically sophisticated. Not acceptable.