WNC Broadband Activism
Western North Carolina has a ‘Call-To-Action’ from our recently published ‘2021 Broadband Policy Priorities.’
Your WNC Broadband Project team continues to be engaged in community, city, WNC county, and regional broadband topics. Our activism needs your support. How?
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated and continues to demonstrate the critical need for universally available and affordable high-speed broadband internet access for delivering quality remote education, telemedicine, and work-from-home capability.
Policy makers must lead an initiative to solve the WNC “digital divide” between the wealthy and the under-resourced and between our urban and non-urban residents.
Given the importance of broadband and the growing digital divide in our region, policy makers must create enabling legislation and policy that will ensure universally available and affordable broadband now.
Your Broadband CTA
A broadband policy maker is someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business.
For broadband topics, your Call-To-Action or CTA is to communicate and follow-up with your network of policy makers including:
- Government Officials in the City, County, Region, or State
- Community Leaders in Education, Economic Development, Healthcare Professionals
- Business Leaders
All policy makers need to effectively create plans. The acceptance of a plan is based on the feasibility including the financial and legal considerations.
What are the broadband issues that should be on a policy-maker’s radar?
Top 5 WNC Broadband Issues
The WNC Broadband Project Leadership team has summarized the top five WNC broadband issues.
Learn more at our 2021 Broadband Policy site.