Join Jay Stanley in a discussion on The Public Internet Option, an ACLU report detailing how local governments can provide network neutrality, privacy, and access for all.
Jay is a senior policy analyst at the ACLU and the principal author of the Public Internet Option report, which details how public-owned networks can help protect crucial freedoms while ensuring affordable, reliable service. With FCC rollbacks of net neutrality and privacy regulations, growing incumbent telecom monopoly power, and a growing digital divide, it is more important than ever to ensure a better internet for all, and the most effective way to do so is through municipal broadband.
In Cambridge, our digital access comes almost exclusively from a single monopoly incumbent provider. Municipal broadband could provide an alternative to the monopoly provider. We could use a citywide network to correct our digital equity problems in the city, while protecting net neutrality and consumer privacy for those who used it.
Join us for this discussion, organized by Upgrade Cambridge and the ACLU of Massachusetts.