Areas with access to broadband Internet service, from the FCC's National Broadband Map
By John McChesney
We have had a tremendous, positive response to Geoff McGhee’s and Krissy Clark’s work on rural newspapers. On a related topic to rural media access, the Center for Media Justice and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative have just published a set of recommendations regarding rural broadband policy, drawn from a session at the National Rural Assembly in St Paul, MN on June 28th.
Some of their recommendations:
- Define broadband as community infrastructure
- Recognize broadband service as a public utility
- Reform the Universal Service Fund
- Support public ownership and community broadband networks
You can read the entire document at http://goo.gl/Boik9.
Last modified Thu, 21 Jul, 2011 at 12:54