It's Time to End Broadband Discrimination
Low-income and minority neighborhoods often receive vastly slower internet speeds. Internet providers should be held responsible for their inequalities.
For far too long, low-income and minority neighborhoods have faced a broadband injustice. Internet service to neighborhoods across the country is often unreliable, at times non-existent, and can even be expensive for the quality of service.
A 2022 analysis by the nonprofit journalism organization The Markup reveals numerous discrepancies that have plagued broadband access for years.
This includes low-income and minority neighborhoods receiving vastly slower internet speeds than higher income neighborhoods, and often for the same price. And for many residents in neighborhoods with slow internet service, these disparities feel personal.