Join us this Independence Day, and declare yourself independent from King AT&T and its monopolist pals. To celebrate the holidy, we’ve created a few graphics that we’ll be sharing on social media alongside examples of communities that have freed themselves from the rule of broadband monopolies once and for all using the hashtag #CommunityNets.
After many years working to promote community networks, we here at Community Broadband Networks (CBN) want to lay out our broader vision of a better connected country.
Yesterday, representatives in the U.S. House introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which calls for the federal government to invest $100 billion to ensure all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality Internet access. Contact your House representative this week to ask them to support the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act and to sign on as a cosponsor.
For years, federal and state governments have spent billions of dollars on efforts to build broadband networks in underserved rural communities while doing very little to bring home Internet access to unconnected Americans living in our nation’s cities. A new white paper, released recently by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, outlines how this policy decision has a racist impact — benefiting mainly white, non-Hispanic people while disadvantaging many Black Americans and people of color.