MAG-Net Day of Action for affordable and accessible internet
Internet access is likely to be one of the biggest social justice issues, as more and more resources, activity and organizing move online. There is a lot going on behind the scenes with the big telecomm companies and Congress around policies to regulate access to the internet. We need to stay vigilant and ensure that folks across the country, regardless of location or socioeconomic status, have access to affordable and reliable internet.
Today's Day of Action is all about that.
On the heels of Google's groundbreaking announcement of its plans to build a high-speed open network, local advocates and community leaders of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) are asking Congress to protect the principles of an open internet, while dismantling significant barriers to broadband adoption in un-served and under-served communities. These advocates say if the FCC's National Broadband Plan extends the existing Universal Service Fund rules and resources to broadband and mobile devices, and Congress supports action to protect broadband networks with strong net neutrality rules, it will give millions of poor people and people of color the chance to not only log-on to the internet, but log-in to democracy.