Not all people can afford to get a broadband connection. With the economy in the shape that it is in, and will more than likely be in a bad situation for a good while, people with disabilities and unemployeed workers are not going to be able to buy a plan of any kind.
Internet connection is a valuable resourse not only for the disabled/unemployeed, but all American citizens. From students to parents. It can be a very informative tool in everyone's household. So I think the American government should make broadband connection availiable to everyone that has some time in their life paid taxes and helped keep this country running.
I understand that the government made availiable a cell phone service to American citizens that did not have a land line phone service called Safelink Wireless. The government adds so many minutes to these cell phones each month for emergency perposes to the underprivialaged citizens of the USA. Broadband should be set up in such a way that they can have access to the internet the same as they have gave them access to a cell phone service.