As the world continues to evolve, something that our community continues to work towards is unlocking access to everything we have ever been deprived of. That includes access to resources, a better way of life and change. With a mission of providing, four gentlemen, William "Bam" Sparks, Jerome Howard, Vernell Woods, and Al Adjahoe, came together with one common goal of creating an internet plan that will provide affordable means of access to our community.
"No matter your socio-economical status, in the era of COVID still restricting most to virtual-only gatherings, Culture Wireless aims to be a household name that helps pour into communities throughout not only the city of Atlanta but other cities and countries who lack the resources to help advance them into the 21st century," says Sparks.
Recently, the founders of Culture Wireless shared why now is an important moment for the culture. “When we talk about culture and advancing the culture, we have to understand that this isn’t really about us. We’re gonna find the best ways to get the consumer the finest affordable deals. We want our community and all communities to be felt in every part of the process from the name to the customer experience with their new ISP (internet service provider)," says Woods.
One thing that helps make this a reality is having access and feeling connected to the entire world by utilizing an adequate internet service provider. “Culture Wireless looks like accessibility for all. I believe that in order for us to be competitive in our neighborhoods, in our cities let alone globally, the internet is a big factor in that. In order for us to compete globally, we have to have access to the internet. I think that's the common denominator for success in those terms. America is made up of different cultures but our culture just so happens to be Black but that's not the only culture we're trying to connect. We're trying to connect all cultures," Howard shares.
Only 40% of Black families have access to in-home internet, which impacts how they navigate daily tasks and for the homes without access to the internet it often leaves them behind without an essential need. "We're shooting billionaires in space, there is no reason why we can't give every kid in America internet access. That's really what our message is. It's not that we're bigger and better. Those other companies have a lot of resources and a lot of years in this particular situation but we're trying to offer something different. Something that shows we're the community that's helping the community with the community. We're not trying to be apart from the community, not trying to do anything out of the community. We're trying to put something in," says Adjahoe.
When like-minded individuals come together and combine their resources and passion for the community, the possibilities are endless. Culture Wireless is now live and ready to accept customers.
For more information or to sign up for service, visit CultureWireless.com.
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