The growing disparity between the quality of the Internet in urban areas compared to rural communities is scandalous. It reflects the self-interest that governs Internet infrastructure.
In today’s issue of Future Fibre, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated and successful stories, EPB, or the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Tennessee, providers of what may be the world’s fastest residential Internet service, at a blazing 10 Gbit/s.
In the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, KiN, or the Kaslo infoNet Society, has been able to provide high speed broadband Internet to residents at reasonable prices.
The Detroit Equitable Internet Initiative (EII) is a wireless based Internet provider, with a focus on community governance that helps ground the social and economic development in the priorities and needs of the community itself.
MuralNet is an Oakland California based non-profit, that helps indigenous communities in the United States build their own high speed Internet networks.