When Comcast’s Business As Usual Turns Out to Limit Minority Access

By Susan Crawford, Backchannel

Minority areas in Hartford are deprived of high-speed internet, and Comcast states that this discrimination is just a “rational” business decision: “CTC found that high-quality fiber and cable high-speed Internet access services did exist close to the business locations in Hartford that the firm visited. But close doesn’t mean connected. And the businesses CTC talked to said that they’d have to pay sky-high amounts to Comcast to get hooked up — and after that it would cost them enormous monthly fees to have a persistent connection.”

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