Upcoming Event May 16, 2018

A Campaign for Equitable Internet Access

Better Internet for All: The ACLU’s Public Internet Option

May 16th, 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm
MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

Join Jay Stanley in a discussion on The Public Internet Option, an ACLU report detailing how local governments can provide network neutrality, privacy, and access for all.

Jay is a senior policy analyst at the ACLU and the principal author of the Public Internet Option report, which details how public-owned networks can help protect crucial freedoms while ensuring affordable, reliable service. With FCC rollbacks of net neutrality and privacy regulations, growing incumbent telecom monopoly power, and a growing digital divide, it is more important than ever to ensure a better internet for all.

Join us for this discussion, organized by Upgrade Cambridge and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

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Help us get the City of Cambridge on track to building a municipal broadband network.  Whether you're living in Washington Elms or West Cambridge, or anywhere in between, you deserve Internet access that's reliable, affordable, and fast.

Here in Massachusetts, Braintree, Dedham, Holyoke, Chicopee, and Westfield have municipal broadband networks.  Across the country, scores of networks serve hundreds of communities with publicly owned fiber to the home.

With a municipal broadband network we can provide affordable, reliable, future-proof Internet access to everyone in Cambridge.  A municipal network will enable the city to specify the terms of service to Internet providers who operate the network requiring that they respect our privacy and treat all websites equally.