Broadband Breakfast Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET – A Call for a Digital Equity Bill of Rights: Broadband Breakfast
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Wednesday August 11, 2021, noon ET – A call for a digital equity bill of rights
As national leaders prepare to vote on a bill to spend $ 65 billion to advance Internet infrastructure deployment and adoption, the California Emerging Technology Fund is leading a coalition of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals calling for a Bill of Rights on digital equity. The purpose of this Bill of Rights is to guide policymakers in crafting cost-effective and sustainable solutions to help the millions of Americans falling behind due to lack of Internet access, victims of a “digital cliff.” exacerbated by the pandemic.
“The future of our next generation and America’s ability to compete globally are at stake. CETF and our partners advance the Digital Equity Bill of Rights as a political touchstone to inspire national and state leaders to authorize pioneering investments in broadband deployment and adoption and to adopt innovative programs to address historic inequalities in internet and technology access, ”said Sunne Wright McPeak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CETF.
To rejoin Sunne Wright McPeak and broadband breakfast editor and publisher Drew clark in a conversation about the Digital Equity Bill of Rights.
See “From the View of the California Emerging Technology Fund, Presidential Leadership Needed on Broadband”, Broadband Breakfast, October 16, 2020
See “Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday September 30, 2020 – Champions of Broadband: Sunne Wright McPeak”
Sunne Wright McPeak is President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, a statewide nonprofit that is accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband. She served as CETF’s first Executive Director in December 2006 after serving for three years as Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. As a previous guest on Broadband Breakfast’s Champions of Broadband series, Sunne McPeak spoke about CETF’s role as a national leader in bridging the digital divide.
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