Is The Internet A Basic Utility Now?

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February 03, 2012
Americans Can't Unplug From The Internet
By Drew Bowling
Winter seems to have finally remembered that it has somewhere to be this year here so it's time to dig the space heater out of the closet and get your warm on. Or, at least, that's what you'd expect people to do in light of the arrival of frigid climes but it turns out keeping the heat on might not be as high as it once was on the list of people's priorities this winter.

Unless, that is, most people would prefer to huddle around their electronic devices to steal the warmth off of their over-worked processors because, given how people are spending their money on household services these days, that may be what they resort to this year.

How indispensable have your technology utilities cell phones, Internet, etc. become in your everyday life? How would you prioritize these expenses among traditional utilities like water, gas, and electricity? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

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