At Reset, one of our highest community priorities is Universal Internet Access. We can’t fully implement a faster and more effective Gov 2.0 until every San Franciscan has the online tools to access e-government. In a world in which many job applications, homework assignments and college applications can only be completed online – Universal Access is an economic necessity and an emerging Civil Right.

That’s why we’re so supportive of our Assembly Speaker’s new effort to push Universal Access from a state level. Our founder, Phil Ting, has a fondness for the Speaker because they were Cal Berkeley classmates. But beyond Cal pride – this new initiative from Speaker Perez is something we should all support.