Universal broadband access is imperative for us to become the equal-opportunity country we envision ourselves. Imagine the most remote hamlet in a rural corner of the country, with students taking German or Chinese language courses, advanced mathematics, and reading rare books published online. This would harness the brilliance of our best students and bring our struggling students untold opportunities.
Prioritize education. It should be one of the biggest selling points for this initiative. Get rid of the political bickering. We need universal broadband access now.