Amalia Deloney (follow on Twitter) joins us for our 20th Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss how her work with the Media Action Grassroots Network and the Center for Media Justice overlaps with our focus on community broadband networks.
We talk about the digital divide, particularly in relation to the attempted merger between AT&T and T-Mobile that would have raised prices among vulnerable populations. We also discuss the present campaign for Prison Phone Justice to ensure families are able to talk to incarcerated loved ones at affordable rates.
While many of our readers are mostly concerned with how we access the Internet, telecommunications impacts millions of Americans in a different way — they cannot, or can barely afford to talk to each other because the cable/DSL/wireless networks are ignoring, or worse – exploiting – their needs. We want to build networks that will connect everyone.
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