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The Issue

Alaskans face some of the toughest logistical hurdles in the nation to accessing the internet due to the vast geographic distances between communities, lack of infrastructure, and the wide variety of extreme climate conditions experienced throughout the state. The loss of net neutrality and a free and open internet resulting from recent FCC actions will only complicate and exacerbate the costs of internet access for Alaskans, thereby hindering economic growth and giving additional advantages to large, multi-national corporate interests.

Over-turning the FCC repeal of Net Neutrality Protections.

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court threatens Net Neutrality protections. Read more here.

Advocating for state-level protections.

Many U.S. States have taken matters into their own hands, which you can read more about here.

Consumers need to know about the protections offered under net neutrality, and the impacts of its repeal. AkPIRG will be raising awareness through public information campaigns.

Raising public awareness.