That's what a new report from the Institute for Policy Integrity says. The report finds that people get over $5,000 in economic benefits from the Internet per year. From the report:
Improved Internet content will lead to an increase in demand for Internet infrastructure. It is a self-reinforcing cycle. As Internet infrastructure improves, the quality of Internet content increases to take advantage of faster access to consumers. As Internet content becomes more valuable (and more bandwidth intensive) Internet infrastructure expands to handle the load.

Here's the report in .pdf.

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