John Horrigan, at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, recently laid forth a solid argument concerning the need for access to broadband services, especially at home. He argued that it not only provides the obvious convenience of information, it also connects you to a broader network that influences your daily life and a multitude of others. Access to broadband lessens mass media outlets’ role as the middleman and puts you in the driver’s seat to gather information that improves and broadens your life in many areas. He discusses data that states that those with broadband service are more likely to create and upload content onto the Internet. In other words, broadband users are enriching and influencing our world.
Here’s what he had to say: Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About? http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/BroadBand%20Fuss.pdf