Today, President Obama, in his inaugural speech, made an overt reference to his approach to infrastructure: "We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together."
It is clear that the the first President to truly leverage the Internet for his election will also make it an integral part of his ongoing policies. The US has its first Internet President.
The implications of this are not yet clear; the US already has good bandwidth provision, but this will, hopefully, become universal. The 'white space' will become an interesting place. But will the hegemony of big media be broken ? Even as we go to sleep tonight with a new hope, maybe that is a step too far... But on a day liek this, when the impossible seems possible, who knows...?