Meeting of the Communications Equity and Diversity Council
The first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s rechartered Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC). The charter for the CEDC has been renewed for a two-year period beginning June 29, 2021.
The agenda for the meeting will include introducing members of the CEDC, including the Council Chair and Vice Chairs, and establishing working groups that will assist the CEDC in carrying out its work. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the CEDC Chair and the DFO.
As will be discussed at the meeting, the Council’s mission is to make recommendations to the FCC on advancing equity in the provision of and access to digital communication services and products for all people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability. It shall provide recommendations to the FCC on how to empower people of color and others who have been historically underserved, including persons who live in rural areas, and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality, to access, leverage, and benefit from the wide range of opportunities made possible by technology, communication services and next-generation networks.
Heather Gate, Vice President of Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation, to serve as Chair of the CEDC.
Nicol Turner Lee, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation – Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, and Susan Au Allen, National President & CEO, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, will serve as Vice Chairs of the CEDC.
Anna Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP (representing the Hispanic National Bar Association), has been designating Chair Emeritus