The infographic below illustrates the issue of our broken Internet service market here in McHenry County. For many citizens in the county, the only option available is AT&T, Comcast X-Finity, or Charter/Spectrum. If they do not have access, the only option available is expensive satellite or fixed-wireless Internet. Providers, like AT&T and Comcast X-Finity, have been been increasing rates, while getting worse service, slower speeds, implementing bandwidth caps, gathering browser data without your consent, and shifting prices. This has to change.
One effective solution is to build our own community-owned broadband network to get better service, faster speeds, unlimited bandwidth, and competitive prices.
Special thanks to Institute for Local Self-Reliance