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VIDEO: East Carroll’s fight for broadband

Watch how residents in this Louisiana town fought for better broadband - and won.

VIDEO: East Carroll’s fight for broadband

For years, the residents of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana endured the frustrations of life without reliable, affordable internet access. When they spoke to their providers about improving service, they were met with indifference, being told to be happy with what they had. They were not — and decided to take matters into their own hands, creating a broadband taskforce organized through Delta Interfaith, a church-based group.

Watch the video to find out what happened next.

Through years of planning, incremental victories, and unwavering determination, their efforts are paying off. East Carroll will soon have affordable internet with lightning-fast speeds that rival some of the best in the nation.

In the video, former school teacher Wanda Manning expresses the community’s optimism: “Finally, we can see a brighter future ahead of us in East Carroll Parish”.

Watch the video to learn more about the community’s remarkable work that made this possible.

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