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1. Review progress in statewide initiatives to remove digital divide barriers to economic and educational inclusion in low- and moderate-income (LMI) areas.
2. Learn about efforts to modernize CRA guidance and the implications for digital equity and economic inclusion.
3. Explore ways in which digital divide barriers impede economic vitality and the growing array of resources available to address them.
4. Participate in developing and planning national, state & local strategies addressing key challenges in digital and economic inclusion.
Today Friday May 10 2019 Columbia SIPA’s Tech and Policy Initiative presents the Niejelow Rodin Global Digital Futures Forum. Now in its fifth year, the newly renamed forum brings together leading scholars from across Columbia University, CEOs, senior policy makers, entrepreneurs, legal and policy experts, amongst others to discuss the broad challenges and opportunities created by the wide-ranging digital transformations occurring in the world today. The theme of this year’s Forum is Navigating Digital Transformations: Survive or Thrive? The vent will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
Today, Wednesday May 8 2019 at 2pm ET (18:00 UTC) the Internet Society Livestream Channel will simulcast a SHLB Coalition webinar exploring what the FCC’s amended TV White Space (TVWS) rules mean for future deployments of the technology, and the implications for anchor institutions. PANEL: Michael Daum, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft; Don Means, Executive Director, Gigabit Libraries Network. MODERATOR: Marty Stern, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson.