Getting access to high speed internet seems like it should be a given.  But did you know that tens of thousands of people across the state are stuck without it?

That's because many internet providers don't offer service in rural areas but state lawmakers are considering a bill that would help homeowners get up to speed.

With internet becoming a basic utility, State Rep. Donna Lasinski is trying to get more areas up to speed.  On Wednesday she introduced a bill that would let townships use special assessments to bring high speed internet where it's not available.  Here's more from WILX-TV 10.