SchwartzReport: Time for Public to Fund and Own Internet at Local Level

Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Ethics
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

If I lived in a large city I would mount a bond issue campaign to do this. If I lived in a small community, I would organize and go into the town council. As it happens on our island telephone, internet, and cable are handled by a local company Whidbey Telcomm owned by the Henny family wh! o, for generations, have been deeply committed to the welfare of the island. If we don’t take ownership of our access to the internet to the local level across America, as a citizen action, within five years the internet will be broken into ghettos and gated communities. Just another part of the Inequity Trend. Think about it. The window of opportunity will not last long.

We Know How to Save the Internet: Towns and Cities Across America Are Doing It
DAVID MORRIS, co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance – AlterNet (U.S.)