Monday, July 28, 2008

Internet for Everyone

I just joined Internet for Everyone, a coalition of individuals and organizations who believe that

"High-speed Internet, or "broadband," is one of the most transformative communications technologies in human history. In just over a decade, broadband has completely changed commerce, public discourse, and how we interact with each other and the rest of the world. Broadband is no longer a luxury—it’s a public necessity."

I was frustrated to learn that there is a growing class division in access to broadband, i.e. only 35 percent of homes with less than $50,000 in annual income have broadband, while 76 percent of households earning more than $50,000 per year are connected.

Democracy is a mute point if people lack access to public discourse and the public domain.

Interested in learning more? Read this overview and join today!


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