Campaign: Broadband Consumer Context

Don't let corporations isolate us as a matter of policy yet again.

RE: GN Docket No. 10-127

We need a strong FCC to ensure the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The NBP includes strategies for solving the broadband crisis in rural and other underserved communities. With little or no authority over broadband, the FCC will be powerless to implement these strategies. One of these strategies is support for community broadband networks. Tell the FCC that rural and underserved communities prefer self-reliance over dependency on absentee-owned networks, whose Wall Street business models do not work in these communities. Even the Broadband that is available is costly and at the low end of the spectrum. The best I can get at my home is 1.5Mb, and the signal is so noisy, large transfers are often broken and timed out. How can we innovate and participate if the large corporations again leave rural Americans behind because serving us is not worth their time?

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