The FCC’s Vision for Closing the Digital Divide
Date(s) - Jun. 18, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, June 18th at 3:00 pm (ET) / 12:00 PM (PT) for a 1-hour digital fireside chat with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and telecommunications expert Joel Thayer of Phillips Lytle LLP. In this discussion, we will cover Chairman Pai’s agenda to bridge the digital divide, how the FCC’s policies on broadband will develop in the coming months, and how it will help with our country’s economic recovery.
The question of bridging the digital divide in the United States comes down to how we can widen our broadband footprint in order to ensure that all Americans have access to standard broadband. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been moving quickly on important regulatory proceedings this year, such as promoting WiFi capabilities to provide more access to broadband, clarifying rules on 5G broadband infrastructure, and opening up more spectrum in L-Band and C-Band that will support innovative 5G IoT services, like telehealth and connected cars.
Broadband is increasingly becoming the lifeblood on which our economy depends. The only solution is to find new and innovative ways to reach those Americans living in a “digital desert” to ensure that all can participate in the new economy and tap into rural America’s unlimited potential to provide new and innovative services.