I thought folks might be interested. I am back in the US and hope to attend:
“Tech in the City: A Conversation about Community Broadband Access” a Community Media Cohort Call
Earlier this year, a court order ruled against the Open Internet also known as network neutrality. However, this same order reaffirmed the FCC’s role ensuring that communities and cities can create their own broadband infrastructures.
In the last decade hundreds of communities across the U.S have started their own community broadband networks via local governments, cooperatives, or other nonprofit arrangements. But cable and telephone companies, like Comcast and Verizon have a history of redlining in low-income, rural, historically marginalized communities. Led by cohort leader and community broadband expert, Chris Mitchell of Institute for Local Self Reliance, we will have a dialogue about what we can do to protect the future of community broadband networks.