Column: The Pandemic Makes Clear it’s Time to Treat the Internet as a Utility


Professor Catherine Powell was quoted in The Los Angeles Times, in a column on the importance of internet access during the pandemic.

After months of being stuck at home, many Americans know full well that there are three things they can’t live without. Two of them are power and water.

The third, I’m sure, will be obvious to all.

Internet access.

“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s now crystal clear that internet access is necessary to survive in our contemporary world, similar to electricity,” said Catherine Powell, a law professor at Fordham University who focuses on digital rights and civil liberties.

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