Make our internet LOCAL
Aftyn and Anna are joined by April Jarocki, the coordinator with the Southern Connected Communities Project, who along with members of the Clearfork Valley, built their own internet by establishing a wireless internet system at the Highlander Research and Education Center in Jefferson County, Tennessee. April highlights the role of the pandemic in exacerbating the digital divide and discusses what broadband justice looks like to her community.
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"What would internet justice look like to you?"
April Jarocki of the Southern Connected Communities Project joins @gritspodcast to talk about internet justice in rural TN and how SCCP built their own rural internet in the middle of Clearfork Valley.
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