Ep. 11 Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Broadband
The topic of rural broadband and net neutrality couldn’t be more timely. When we are all using our video chats for school, work and communicating with vulnerable family members; can you even imagine not having a reliable internet connection? Hard to believe, but that is the unfortunate reality for many rural and namely (POC) People of Color: among the underserved communities across the U.S.
The FEC does not even look at demographics in their broadband reports to assess for discrimination and inequality. The maps of coverage are also misinformed and hurt the case for those who do not have access when the FEC maps claim that they do. The USDA is the one pumping money into this, but that will give them control. When there are many public good such as healthcare and education that needs an even playing field with access to high speed internet.
How does limited internet access affect everyday lives? How is limited internet access going to affect the upcoming election? Our lives exist online and everyone deserves access.
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