CYC has learned that AT&T is quietly building out its gigabit fiber broadband network in the same East Side and Near West Side Cleveland neighborhoods that historically suffered from the company’s practice of “digital redlining”.
This welcome development is an important sign that Cleveland’s lower-income communities may not face a new round of digital redlining, after all. Read more
Compared to its efforts in some other metro areas, AT&T has been very slow to roll out its gigabit home broadband upgrade, AT&T Fiber, in Cuyahoga County. But new FCC Form 477 data, released last week, suggests that the company finally got its home fiber deployment underway here in 2017.
Unfortunately, the geography of that deployment looks uncomfortably familiar. Read more
“Dividing Lines”, the short film featuring AT&T’s digital redlining of Cleveland that premiered last April at Net Inclusion, is now available to view on line.
Produced by Maria Smith of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Karen Heredia from the New Media Advocacy Project, “Dividing Lines” focuses on Internet access obstacles faced by low income families and neighborhoods in San Francisco and Cleveland. Read more