Petition: Tell Congress to Give Rural Americans Home Internet Access
Millions of Americans don’t even have access to basic broadband, depriving them of opportunities for employment and connection to the rest of the world. Estimates suggest that a whopping 19 million people living in the United States do not have access to high-speed internet.
“We have no way of making sure students are in the right classes at the right time,” said Lynn Manning-John, vice-principal of the K-12 school, speaking of the school’s internet outages. . “We want fiber, we want 5G, we want the latest technology, but we’re so isolated that it’s hard for telecom companies to bring their employees here,” she added.
Source: Wall Street Journal/Youtube
There is no excuse for such disparities in Internet access in the 21st century. It’s time Congress did something about this dangerously unequal access. Sign this petition now to demand that Congress fund Internet expansion and quality improvements in rural communities!
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