May 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm eastern
How to Understand and Close the Digital Divide in your community
This pandemic has made it starkly clear how important access to broadband is for work, education, and healthcare. It also exposed the sad reality that there are many students, parents and seniors with no or insufficient access, in both rural and urban settings. This session will showcase stories from the field on how communities are locating their broadband unserved during this pandemic, alternative ways to map their broadband status, and how to put together long-term solutions by creating a digital inclusion plan.
Moderator: Mike Lynch, Director, Broadband & Cable, City of Boston, MA
Samantha Graham, Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State
Elisabeth Perez, Acting Interim Director, City of Portland, OR
Dev Khoslaa, Head, Private Wireless Business Development, Nokia