The theme, “Access to Opportunity,” reflects MMTC’s pivotal role as a convenor and a connector that educates and trains diverse communities on law and policy, and access to capital, jobs, and other opportunities available to them in an increasingly digital economy.
Sen John Neely Kennedy (R-LA), the top Senate appropriator overseeing Federal Communications Commission funding, will bring in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for a hearing Oct 17 to grill him about whether the agency will run its own, likely slower, auctio
The Honorable Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission
Mr. Tom Schatz
Citizens Against Government Waste
Mr. David Williams
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
A multi-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dimensions and determinants of social disparities and their intersections is necessary work towards equity and equality of opportunity in the face of rapid technology innovation changing the future of work. How can the research community of federal and state governments, academia, companies, and other actors take institutional and collective action to identify and address disparities at the intersections that will make interventions most effective?
Co-Founder & CEO
Danielle Keats Citron
Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law
Electronic Frontier Foundation
University of California, Berkeley
Global Head of Intellectual Property Policy
Gretchen S. Peters
Alliance to Counter Crime Online
The agenda for the meeting will include introducing members of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE), including the Committee Chair and Vice Chair, and establishing working groups that will assist the ACDDE in carrying out its work. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the ACDDE Chair and the DFO.
Agenda Day One: Economic Inclusion
Monday October 28th
- Goals - Engage participants in
- Developing a statewide network of diverse cross-sector teams in low- and moderate-income NH communities, from banking, education, philanthropy, housing and workforce development, to identify and address obstacles to economic inclusion in NH.
Just a few years ago Silicon Valley could do no wrong and tech companies were highly celebrated for their amazing products and services that had been previously unimaginable. Now, for some, this utopian vision has turned sharply dystopian.
Rightly or wrongly, tech companies are being vilified and held responsible for a host of ills, including abuse of market power, privacy violations, political bias, hate speech, and even terrorism and murder.
Broadband connectivity helps to ensure that local communities are vibrant and successful. In parts of the country that are not fully connected, some communities are creating partnerships with local businesses, health organizations, schools and art groups to solve these challenges. These innovative partnerships leverage existing assets to build new opportunities. Join NTIA’s BroadbandUSA to hear case studies of models that are working to successfully connect Main Street in underserved areas.