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‘People need broadband’: Internet projects are taking place or in pipeline, but some concerned about their closed structure

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As some recognize, internet access in the U.S. is generally far slower and more expensive than in most other advanced countries. According to The Next System Project, a democratic collaborative, nearly 133 million Americans don’t have internet connection speeds of at least 250 megabits per second.

Anderson, Crawford, Wilkinson and others said much of this problem stems from preventing democratically controlled broadband from arising.

Read the entire article at The Union

Publication date: 2020-07-30
Publisher: The Union
Publication URL: ‘People need broadband’: Internet projects are taking place or in pipeline, but some concerned about their closed structure

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