Universal Service

Sponsor: 

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 11:15

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



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