A dizzying number of new federal funding programs have created exciting opportunities to address broadband inequities in US communities. New state initiatives are also cropping up, geared towards increasing digital equity. And there may be more to come. For local digital inclusion organizations and coalitions, navigating these programs to match the right resources with community needs is the new challenge. This panel of local, state, and federal experts will provide shared perspectives into how digital inclusion funding and legislation is changing the digital inclusion landscape, how stakeholders should consider leveraging the funds, and what still needs to be done to close the digital divide.
Panelists for this #DIW2021 spectacular include:
– Angela Bennett, administrative director, DigitalC
– Amy Huffman, policy director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
– Jenna Leventoff, senior policy counsel, Public Knowledge
– Olivia Wein, staff attorney, National Consumer Law Center