Why broadband expansion is vital for Filipina women and the AAPI community – Filipino Abroad

Why broadband expansion is vital for Filipina women and the AAPI community

By Marily Mondejar

WHY is bringing #broadband to every American even an issue today? With the global pandemic, which will be part of our way of life for the next couple of years, it is urgent that the US Congress and the Administration prioritize this much needed resource. I think access to #broadband should be a basic human right not a privilege.

Access to high-speed internet is vital in helping advance the rights of women, Filipinos, and the entire Asian American & Pacific Islander community. Sadly, universal broadband access has yet to be fully realized. The lack of broadband access experienced by many in our community impedes employment and educational opportunities while compromising the health and safety of women and families.

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