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Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most (ft. Dirk Tillotson)

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Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most (ft. Dirk Tillotson)

Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most (ft. Dirk Tillotson)

In this episode, we speak with activist Dirk Tillotson about how, due to a lack of internet access, low income students are being denied an education during COVID-19. You’ll hear how Comcast’s free internet service is not actually free, why a lack of internet access is an extreme barrier to academic success, and how activists and business leaders are stepping up to solve the problem.

Episode Details:

  • How Comcast’s “free internet” is not actually free
  • How Comcast has responded to Dirk’s petition
  • The power of local education activism
  • The lack of national leadership towards allowing students to continue to learn during COVID-19
  • How business leaders are stepping up for students
  • Whether or not Comcast and other ISPs should continue to provide internet after COVID-19

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