Worker Co-ops & Municipal Internet Service
I'm new to this, so I don't know what to expect. Sufficed to say that the time for action is now and in order to take action, we need a plan. With points of access to information that is necessary to have a well-informed and properly educated society being cut off left and right by The Establishment, we must start pushing for municipal broadband in the DC metro area. Locally run internet service through the establishment of worker co-ops and funded through local tax dollars is a great way to do this. The thing to do now is to figure out where to cut taxes to compensate so people aren't paying more than they can afford, given the expensive nature of this area. It's obvious, I think, how municipal internet services will function in the future. Instead of @comcast.com or @at&t.com etc, we'll have things like @va.alx, @md.blt, @dc.cap (for capitol). Seattle is already pushing for such changes and I believe we should suppor ttheir efforts not just morally, but in pushing for such changes ourselves to combat the monopolistic agenda of the major corporate ISPs.