Mark Turner states the case eloquently:
The Internet is no less transformational than electricity. Through this world-changing technology, lives are being shared, distance learning taking place and innovative new businesses springing up. Sadly just as in the days before electrification, many North Carolina communities (particularly rural ones) are being left behind, stuck in the Internet slow lane.
The incredible irony of this issue is the telecom-financed opposition's use of the phrase "level the playing field". North Carolina, where up is down and wrong is right.