It’s a travesty that many parts of Little Rock do not have affordable broadband Internet access. This is not a trivial concern. Make no mistake, high-speed Internet is as critical a piece of quality infrastructure as newly-paved roads. Businesses won’t locate in places that lack high-speed Internet and children suffer when they don’t have this critical resource. As I’ve campaigned across the city, I have spoken to children sitting on curbs outside of schools so they can access Wi-Fi to do their homework. Going home to log on to broadband Internet is not an option.
In keeping with my mission to move Little Rock equitably into the 21st century, I will work with Internet service providers to expand the availability of affordable broadband access to all of our neighborhoods.