This event will put a spotlight on Latinx from across the country who are generating innovative connectivity solutions and using technology for social change. Panelists will include:
Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner
Roxanna Barboza, NHMC Policy Fellow
Teresa Basilio, Resilient Just Technologies
Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel
Yamil Lora, THE POINT
Naysia Valdez, Detroit Community Technology Project
Tribal lands have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the nation. Congress has prioritized identifying unserved areas and targeting funds to increase broadband deployment, including on tribal lands.
Cumberland County (Maine) is in the process of creating a playbook that communities could use to develop their own municipal broadband internet networks.
Rural Georgia needs better internet access quickly, but state lawmakers said internet companies won’t expand to rural areas if there’s too much red tape.
Four telecommunication groups have come together to urge the Federal Communications Commission to increase the Universal Service Fund (USF) budget to at least $2.4 billion for 2018 for the high-cost portion of the program.
EducationSuperHighway released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband.
There are too many places in this country, especially in rural America, that lack the basic infrastructure that will be needed to enable 5G service. We have data that shows this.
Closing that divide will require both public sector and private sector leadership. With respect to the latter, Connect2Compete is setting the pace.
Families Report Internet At Home Results In Higher Grades And Improved Graduation Readiness, Cox Raises Commitment To Bridge Digital Divide With $20 Million Pledge
Cox Communications announced the overwhelmingly positive results of a survey of Connect2Compete program participants, a program designed for low-income families in need of internet access at home.
Late in Aug, the US Department of Agriculture announced plans to add $600 million to fund e-Connectivity, a pilot program aimed at bridging the rural digital divide by improving broadband internet access for American farmers.