The Federal Communications Commission will hold a staff workshop, “Diversity and Civil Rights Issues in Broadband Deployment and Adoption,” on Friday. The workshop will focus on the impact of the lack of access to this critical infrastructure on communities of color.
Nearly 15 years ago, civil rights activists mobilized to include affordable Internet access for schools and libraries in the Telecommunications Act of 1996. So, when you connect to the Internet at a public library, well, you can thank me and other advocates.
This is the best opportunity thus far to develop a record on the issues we all care about.
BTW, the FCC’s diversity czar, Mark Lloyd, is the coordinator for the workshop. Lloyd, who is in Glenn Beck’s cross-hairs, will moderate two of the three panels.
The workshop will be webcast, beginning at 9:00am ET. To register for the webinar go here.
For more info, contact Mark Lloyd here.