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Watch - the Digital Advancement Imperative

Watch a discussion about policy principles and recommendations to address our country's digital imperative.


The Digital Advancement Imperative outlines a national strategy that leverages technology with social purpose to produce a truly inclusive digital economy; one that prioritizes those who have traditionally been left out because of race, class, or geography. Digital Advancement is focused on the idea that Federal, state, county and local governments, and public utilities have an ever-increasing and critical role in providing meaningful broadband access to promote digital advancement—a concept that recognizes connectivity not merely as a means unto itself, but rather an essential conduit to a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. We envision enlightened and coordinated policies to enable digital advancement through infrastructure and multi-sector innovation with social purpose. It also emphasizes the belief that adoption, at its core, is about culture.

This webinar is designed to facilitate dialogue between academicians, policymakers, civil society organizations, cross-industry executives and other like-minded individuals to discuss how the Digital Advancement Imperative will expand opportunities for all citizens.


The conversation begins with an interview with Centri Tech CEO, Rey Ramsey, by Denise Rolark-Barnes. Then follows a roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. John Horrigan and panelists Guillermo L. Mena-Irizarry, Esq., Director of Legislation, Policy and Advocacy, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL); Representative Karen Camper, President, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women); Seantae Byers, Senior Executive and Director, National League of Cities (NLC); Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA); Maurita Coley, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council (MMTC); and Greg Guice, Director of Government Affairs, Public Knowledge.



Read our Digital Advancement Principles and Policy Recommendations