Metcalfe's Law compels me to believe that the internet should be omnipresent and nearly free for everyone. The more people the better. I just wonder if there will be a subscription fee or will the costs mostly come out of my taxes? If the government is involved, the service will inevitably become slow and shoddy. However, before every rural farmer starts blogging and YouTubing, it'll be cool to go anywhere and not need a wireless data plan to check my email or look something up on Google. Heck, I could cancel my cell phone and use Skype or Vonage while driving to Charleston!
Oooohh, and maybe Charter will sense the competition and stop sucking.
Anyway, I said it before and I'll reiterate, WiMAX is the way to go here. The state of South Carolina needs to put a WiMAX node on every other street lamp, palmetto tree, and confederate flag. Good things will happen.