In an editorial for The Detroit News, Lewis N. Dodak and Rick Johnson, both former speakers of the Michigan House of Representatives, make an impassioned case for guaranteeing everyone in America has access to broadband:
Wireless broadband is more than just our ability to download music. It allows public safety workers to exchange information in an emergency. It provides small business owners tools they need to compete with corporations. The 26 million Americans who lack broadband access are, in a sense, denied an equal shot at the American dream.
The full editorial is worth checking out.