CTNY is Hiring!

Community Tech NY (CTNY) is looking to hire 1-2 project managers to support our growing portfolio of digital equity and justice, Community Technology, coalition-building projects. We are looking for people who have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to creatively problem solve.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Passion for digital equity and justice. Technical skills are not a requirement for this position but a willingness to learn is!

You can view/download the full job description below, but please note that we will work with the selected candidate to more fully hone this job description to your expertise and experience.

Chicago Tribune: Broadband industry behind millions of fake comments to FCC pushing net neutrality repeal, New York attorney general says

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The proceeding generated a record-breaking number of comments — more than 22 million. The attorney general’s report found that nearly 18 million of those were fake comments, and the broadband industry group, called Broadband for America, spent $4.2 million generating more than 8.5 million of the fake FCC comments. Half a million fake letters were also sent to Congress.

Arbel, Tali, “Broadband industry behind millions of fake comments to FCC pushing net neutrality repeal”, New York attorney general says, Associated Press, 6 May, 2021


The Hill: To build lasting digital equity, look to communities

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Take Hunts Point in the South Bronx, where a local community development corporation called THE POINT recruited young people to build their own free wireless Wi-Fi network to connect learners and residents. Hunts Point Free WiFi is managed by people who live here and supported by local businesses. To a community built on a vulnerable peninsula hit hard by COVID-19, connectivity is more than just hooking up to the internet. It’s about building self-reliance, generating wealth and sustaining a platform to build a community-driven vision of the future.

Byrum, Greta. “To build lasting digital equity, look to communities,” The Hill. 29 March 2021. https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/545337-to-build-lasting-digital-equity-look-to-communities

The Reboot: “The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It”

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Ownership models for ISPs serving poor or rural areas vary from utility cooperatives to municipal and tribal government-supported networks to community networks run by and for residents. Maybe part of imagining a different distribution of the means of computation requires a flipping of the script. Rather than assuming that the internet starts as massive nodes of platform data centers and internet exchanges, perhaps the last mile is actually the first step in working toward a different vision of who should own and govern the means of computation. 

Burrington, Ingrid. “The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It,” The Reboot. 22 April 2021. https://thereboot.com/the-infrastructural-power-beneath-the-internet-as-we-know-it/