Video: Digital Redlining & Connectivity Barriers in Marginalized Communities
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed how digital inequities are further marginalizing minority populations. Internet service providers invest less in broadband infrastructure in communities of color and low-income communities because doing so is considered to be less profitable.
The consequences of America’s extreme digital divide have been amplified in the current pandemic. This is our discussion on policy solutions to these connectivity barriers.
Maurita Coley- President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
Lukas Pietrzak – Policy Associate at Next Century Cities
Daiquiri Ryan – Strategic Legal Advisor at National Hispanic Media Coalition & Co-founder at Neta Collab
Angela Siefer – Executive Director of National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Moderator: Jenna Leventoff – Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge