A number of months ago I participated in a project in Los Angeles that sought to provide free Wi-Fi hot spots for some of the lower-income areas of the city.
Much of the goal with this project and others like it is to encourage the creative impulses of all people by allowing access to the World Wide Web at no cost. There are a number of programs throughout the U.S. and the world to provide computer hardware to children of low-income families. However, without access to the Internet, these same children are only getting half an opportunity.
There is a bigger issue, however, on the horizon that will absolutely affect everyone in one regard or another. Net neutrality, as the issue is framed, attempts to deal with the growth and openness of the Internet. Two sides are being staked out on this issue and since it will definitely affect you, I hope you take the time to research the topic. After all, you can do your research so easily on the Web, provided you have an income above the poverty line and actually have broadband Internet access.