Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said “Wi-Fi is a human right” while comparing the generational differences between baby boomers and young people.
In a CNN profile, O’Malley spoke about how young adults view success differently from their parents and grandparents.
“Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of 'making it’ was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible," O’Malley said.
“Younger people are choosing to live in cities," O'Malley continued. "They realize that connections to each other are making us better. That Wi-Fi is a human right. That proximity is important to entrepreneurship, access to capital and talent and diversity. There is an opportunity there for us as a nation to embrace that new perspective."
O’Malley is rumored to be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential campaign. He’s recently campaigned for Democratic mayoral and gubernatorial candidates in Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey and Kentucky. Over the summer, the governor made fundraising stops around the country and has hired a team of staffers in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire.