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These Cities Built Cheap, Fast, Community-Owned Broadband. Here's What Net Neutrality Means For Them

These Cities Built Cheap, Fast, Community-Owned Broadband. Here’s What Net Neutrality Means For Them

Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz

Co-Chair of The Next System Project more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Democratic Ownership

In this piece for yes!magazine, political economist, historian, and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative’s director of research Thomas Hanna write about publicly owned broadband in certain American cities. Alperovitz and Hanna discuss the merits of public ownership and these cities’ ability to push back against corporate control of a vital economic resource.

The struggle to protect an open Internet and community choice is clearly important—and a demonstrably powerful indication of what an expansion, perhaps one day an explosion, of serious organizing around other issues of immense political-economic concern can achieve.

Read the full article at yes!magazine.

Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz

Co-Chair of The Next System Project more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

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