July 1, 2021

Episode 102: Better off Broadband

By Smart City Diaries

On the second episode of Smart City Diaries, join Anna and Deborah as we take a deep dive into the history of broadband, from 14.4k to gigabit speeds. Once a luxurious curiosity, the internet has become a necessity in our day to day lives, and has connected the world in unprecedented ways. But in the states, our connection is still determined by a few powerful corporations, who have little motivation to push for equitable access. In post-covid life, can we really depend on our broadband connections to live, work and play? And is it time for broadband to join our other utilities as a fundamental right for every citizen?

Along the way, we are also talking about sharks, the colonial pipeline shutdown, and another Google screw up. Fun times!

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Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

Associate Produced by Ann M. Marcus

A Lost Summit Films Production