March 31, 2010 – Segment 1

Google's contest offering ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations in the US set off a pandemonium of municipalities seeking to be chosen.  The desire for better internet access is strong throughout the country, as the US lags behind many other parts of the word in broadband access.

Google’s contest offering ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations in the US set off a pandemonium of municipalities seeking to be chosen.  The desire for better internet access is strong throughout the country, as the US lags behind many other parts of the word in broadband access.

We discuss the digital divide, why it matters, and plans to increase broadband access, this hour with technology advocate and fellow WEAA host Mario Armstrong, former Mayor of Atlanta and Senior Advisor to the Alliance for Digital Equality Shirley Franklin, and Campaign Director for Free Press Tim Karr.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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