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The Internet has become an essential aspect of everyday lives. It is used by people of all ages for a variety of tasks.

The article “Seattle activists push for city-run, high-speed Internet service” [Local News, May 3] sheds light into the prospective citywide municipal broadband by a campaign labeled Upgrade Seattle. The concept put forth by Upgrade Seattle is an innovative and effective idea to provide everyone in the city the same quality of Internet access.

It is truly unfortunate that those in lower-class areas such as South Park do not get the same high-quality Internet as those in South Lake Union because they cannot afford the exuberant prices of monopolies like Comcast or Century Link.

Lower-class neighborhoods would benefit greatly from this program and it is imperative that we give equal opportunities to all. It is time for monopolies to stop controlling the lives of many.

Deanna Ly, Seattle