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The video that helped form our project.

Our project is a model of what a community-controlled broadband ISP could be in rural Appalachia and the South. East Tennessee communities are building member-owned communications cooperative networks where community members are being trained in connecting and maintaining their own wireless networks. SEAD is working to prove that it is possible for us to have affordable, equitable, and reliable broadband access; and that we can even be our own Internet service providers!



Our Mission

SCCP aims to build an interconnected series of community controlled broadband infrastructures to deliver coverage initially to communities throughout East Tennessee and Central Appalachia with the ultimate aim of creating a replicable model for community-controlled broadband projects.

 

We aim to play a major role in helping communities we are in deep relationship with design, develop, establish, and maintain their projects and then link them into a cooperative and thriving network that delivers affordable, accessible, and principled broadband throughout Appalachia, the South, and beyond.

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