Except that the internet is similar to how telephones were a few decades ago. But now you expect everyone to have phones, right?
I mean, it seems silly if you consider that people are only using it for entertainment (youtube, facebook, gaming) but don't forget that some people's careers and livelihood depend on this too. Not to mention that a lot of things we do daily requires internet connection to the points where, eventually, internet will replace it totally.
We don't really consider and like, sit down and count the things we do that actually require internet connections on the daily basis. Can we live without internets? Sure, millions of people are doing that right now but things won't be like this in the future, when people will expect that you have internet like you do phones today.