By the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Albuquerque, NM
Imagine your flight is canceled because of a winter storm. You try to use the app on your cellphone to summon an Uber or a Lyft, but there's no internet. Ditto for trying to call, text or email someone to pick you up or to let someone at your destination know you will be a no-show.
Imagine trying to pay for dinner or return that sweater you had the bad luck of receiving on Christmas Day. With no internet or phone line, there's no way to process your purchase or refund.