The Click network's losses are overstated when compared to other government services. Our parks, streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm drains, traffic signals and much more are provided by our local government or public utility without direct fees. Of course, indirectly all are paid for by users through a tax system.
Click cable television and Internet services could be provided on the same basis. Someone needs to think outside the box.
We don't pay monthly fees for water pipes, electric wires, street lighting or sewer lines. These costs are built into a system designed to do things we cannot do as individuals. Citizens expect utilities and governments to provide for the general welfare of all. It seems cable TV and Internet connections fall into the same category as other common city amenities.
Certainly revenue must be generated, but let's find a way to do it similar to all other services that always "lose money" but are provided as common sense services.
Leasing Click fiber optics network would be similar to leasing major streets to private toll collectors.
Treat Click as a public utility, like a street.