Media Alliance joined 38 organizations to call for political debate moderators to ask candidates how they plan to improve high-speed Internet access.
The over three dozen signers include a diverse group of national civil rights groups, technology policy advocates, media advocates, and community organizing groups concerned with the fact that approximately 34 million Americans still lack access to high-speed Internet, and the consequences of this divide.
The letter emphasizes the importance of ensuring affordable access to high-speed Internet for more Americans, given the wide-ranging economic, social, and civic benefits, and encourages moderators to use the remaining debates to ask candidates about their plans to address current disparities in Internet access.
The letter was sent today to CNN, Flint Journal, Fox News, MLive, Salem Radio, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, and Univision. The remaining debates are March 3 and March 10 for Republicans, and March 6 and March 9 for Democrats.