no brainer... An internet connection be it qwests 1mbit/256kbit or cablevisions 101mbit/15mbit connection is not a huge expense when compared to an overall library budget.. We're talking a low of $30 a month to a high $150 a month. Sometimes, governments get special rates for libraries. The USF isn't specifically tied to funding library access. Although, way back when (1990s) there was a big push to make EVERY school/classroom & library have computers & internet access, if not broadband itself.
There might need to be another infusion of cash since that computer equipment will be banging on 10 years old, if they haven't invested money to upgrade it yet. Broadband should have gotten marginally better in speeds, if not in price. Though these lofty goals pale in comparison to money saving BANKS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, CAR COMPANIES, THE OIL INDUSTRY SUBSIDIES/TAX BREAKS, etc. If we spent 1/1,000,000th the money on libraries.. every one would have a slew of quad core computers and the best broadband connections offered by telco/and/or cable (but don't expect that to happen, unless your ready to pony up more money in your real estate taxes).