Keeping up in today's world is all about transfer of information. We are all effected by the events in the world around us, and without a fast, affordable and open internet, we cannot make informed, educated decisions. Those who oppose fast, affordable and open internet access oppose intelligence and the exercising thereof. They desire a nation of sheep that can be led to the trough of whatever-the-latest-faux-outrage-is, so that they may increase and perpetuate their lust for power.
This is why we must all speak up in favor of nation- (and, indeed, world-) wide broadband. Only by being educated can we choose wisely and improve the human condition.
-- Me, filling out an online survey from Freepress.net