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.
What we’re working on:
Over-turning the FCC repeal of Net Neutrality Protections.
Advocating for state-level protections.
Raising public awareness.
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.