Affordable Internet Is a Civil Rights Issue
By Bob Cabeza, Vice President, YMCA of Greater Long Beach
When we have situations where young people who are low-income don’t have access to affordable broadband, we are creating a two- class system.
We’re not going to have a divide of just rich or poor any longer, we are going to have a divide of those who have access to knowledge and those who don’t. This is a civil rights issue.
FCC, if you are going to approve the Comcast-Time Warner merger:
- Please make sure the company will:
- Expand Affordable Access
- Increase the Number Low-cost Subscribers
- Fund Trusted Messengers
- And Be Accountable!