Public power. Public water. Public broadband?
In many, many communities across America, local governments can offer high-speed broadband internet. But in Washington State, it’s illegal for some governments to offer broadband to the public. It’s time for that to change.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that affordable, high-speed, broadband internet service is an essential public good. We rely on the internet for remote school, remote work, and basic human connection with our families.
But too many families in Washington State don’t have access to affordable broadband. Big corporations only want to offer it where they can make big profits, leaving out so many communities.
Broadband is an essential public service, just like electricity or water.
Sign the petition and support Rep. Drew Hansen’s bill to allow full public broadband in Washington State.