Internet costs to rise – Just when I though the budget was set

I am following up on a notice that I received from my Internet provider explaining how I will be paying more for using my service. A supporter of OpenMedia.ca explains the issue well in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve4bQO3S9X8

As I continue to develop a funding proposal for a community media center, I am concerned that this type of action will mean that Internet access will again be too expensive for many. How is a community media center going cover the costs of Internet access for multiple stations and provide service to 150+ users per week – many of whom want to contact family abroad, watch videos, make and play music, as well as learn long distance?

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About Debbie James

James is Assistant Professor Media Studies at Governors State University. She write on new media and television, especially television. A Canadian, she has lived in the US since 2011. View all posts by Debbie James

2 responses to “Internet costs to rise – Just when I though the budget was set

  • sadafali10

    The higher cost of Internet service will also further the divide between the have’s and have not’s.

    • debbiejames

      Yes, I agree. In working with media centers in Toronto and the Caribbean, it is evident that these new costs will mean that limits will be imposed on people accessing media. As a media teacher, I am still working through how this will affect emerging digital cultures and producers. Thoughts?

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