The Gigabit Nation site hosted a panel of community broadband experts and advocates to dissect FCC Chairman Genachowski’s recent Gigabit City Challenge. We want to make people hip to the fact that there needs to be a lot of hard work and some serious policy changes, not to mention the fact that the U.S. has the potential to do better than just one gigabit city per state.
Our mission hasn’t changed to protect communications customers’ rights and fight for fast, competitive broadband, internet and telecom services. From doing unique research to taking on the phone and cable companies — Verizon, AT&T et al.
But we are at a tipping point and need your help and expertise. AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, with the cable companies, have joined forces with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC,InfoThe American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a 501(c)(3) American organization composed of legislators, businesses and foundations which produces model legislation for state legislatures and says it promotes free-market and conservative ideas. to remove all regulations in the US, giving the unbrildled monopoly controls over the basic wires and airwaves.
So join us in a fight for America’s communications future — it’s time to get what you want — not what they are planning on dumping on you.