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On the Media Devotes Segment to Municipal Broadband Networks

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 6, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/on-the-media-devotes-segment-to-municipal-broadband-networks/

You may recall that we reported on Johnston’s last book, The Fine Print: How big companies use plain english to rob you blind. In this short interview from On the Media called “America’s Lagging Internet,” Johnston and Gladstone touch on how gigantic corporate interests and their political affiliates try to put a stop to municipal networks.

The two also discuss successes in municipal networks, proposed policy changes, and how we need to recognize that access to broadband is a key to our future economic health. Johnston stresses once again how our refusal to accept the value of broadband infrastructure contributes to our slow networks, our low adoption rates, and the lack of competition.

Worth listening to!