FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Kathryn De Wit of Pew Charitable Trusts Discuss the Digital Divide in Latest Episode of “Broaband Conversations” Podcast
From the FCC:
The first Commissioner at the FCC to host a podcast, Commissioner [Jessica] Rosenworcel began the podcast two years ago to amplify the voices of women from across the technology, innovation, and media sectors.
Today’s episode features Kathryn de Wit, Manager of the Broadband Research Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Kathryn’s work focuses on how states are working to close the digital divide and help connect more people in more places.The episode can be found at the FCC, iTunes, Google Podcasts, and GooglePlay.
“Kathryn’s research on the state of connectivity in the United States is exactly the kind of work we need to do to help close the digital divide. We cannot manage the problems we do not measure, and Kathryn and Pew have done terrific work to understand who has service and who does not and how we can address the gaps in our communities. This kind of assessment is more important than ever, as the ongoing pandemic has moved so much of our lives online. It has never been clearer that we need to connect 100% of us to broadband and the work Kathryn has done provides meaningful models for how we can achieve just that.
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