The battle for net neutrality and internet privacy is local.
Recently, the ACLU published a report that suggests that, if communities wish to preserve net neutrality and internet privacy, their best bet is to build their own broadband network. Upgrade Cambridge, a grassroots group seeking to persuade Cambridge to build a municipal broadband system, is bringing the author of the report to and hope you’ll attend and spread the word to other net neutrality advocates you might know.
Upgrade Cambridge and ACLU of Massachusetts Event:
Public Internet Option, May 16th, 7PM, MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123
A Better Internet For All: The Public Internet Option Presented by the ACLU
On May 16th, Upgrade Cambridge and the ACLU of Massachusetts will be hosting a free public event at the MIT Stata Center. ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley will present the ACLU’s recently released report on The Public Internet Option. Like Upgrade Cambridge, the ACLU recognizes the power of community-owned networks in providing a better internet experience. 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.
This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about the power of municipal networks for improving community access, and is free and open to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of municipal broadband. We hope to see you there, and invite you to bring anyone else who might be interested in helping move the city forward towards municipal broadband!
Event Info: RSVP on Eventbrite
MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123
32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139
May 16th, 2018