In addition to the important aspects of this issue already stated via others (free speech, the importance of having "well-connected citizenry" in terms of maintaining a democracy, etc.) ...
Due to media consolidation, without The Internets my career as an film director / artist would not exist. Small-medium business artists would further suffer and be stamped out, not to mention be censored, without an open Net.
We've spoken more about this here, here and here:
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