As the 21st century continues to unfold in front of us, the internet (or more accurately, access to it) is fast becoming a basic Human need. In fact a case could be made that Internet access is right up there with food, water, and shelter... and it is only getting more so as time goes on. In any case, this brings me to my point. I'm thinking it's time that we start to allocate monies to providing Internet for our citizens. I mean my tax dollars already go towards putting cameras on every street corner, why not WiFi hot spots instead (or as well?)? And it's not like we would need to socialize ISPs either... if you want faster access for whatever reason we already have the infrastructure and private business to provide that additional service at a fee. Time Warner, Cox Cable, AT&T, et al, wouldn't really feel much of a sting IMO. That way everyone can have basic access and those with the need and means can have their bandwidth. Win-win? In any case, I feel this would solve a lot of social inequality as well as to help bolster our (and every) nation seeing as how a well informed populous is a healthy one. What say you? Good idea or socialist liberal hogwash?