Webinar: Lessons from the Coronavirus for a New National Broadband Plan
Welcome and Introduction
- Karen Kornbluh, GMF Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative
- Blair Levin, Architect of the 2010 National Broadband Plan
- Olivia Wein, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
- Brian Fung, Technology Reporter, CNN
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our dependence on broadband throughout our society, from education to entertainment, governance to emergency response. At the same time, this crisis underscores continued disparities in access, with poor and rural Americans on the far side of a widening digital divide and unable to participate in a work- and school-from-home economy.
This webinar will assess the lessons of the pandemic, learnings from the 2010 Broadband Plan, and insights from European approaches to universal broadband access, to inform a major new effort to upgrade the U.S. digital infrastructure and bridge the digital divide.
Due to concerns about the coronavirus and in order to enable a wider audience to participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar. Register here to join the conversation and take part in the Q&A with the panelists.
If you have any questions, please contact Jade McGrath at [email protected].