The coronavirus crisis proves the internet should be a public utility

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Imagine if you had no internet access in this time of global crisis. It would be bad, right?

For one thing, you couldn’t read this story. More importantly, you’d be in some form of quarantine unable to access information, with far fewer distractions and means to connect with others, and no way to work (if indeed your job has moved online in these difficult times). And if you were an indigent parent, you wouldn’t be able to maintain some semblance of continuing education for your children.

You’d be struggling—alienated and uninformed—much more so than you may already be.

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