Connecting Communities to Broadband

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The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ended their annual conference with a powerful discussion dedicated to the power of technology and how communities can move the needle forward to bridge the digital divide, drive  economic progress, and success.

Leaders from across the nation convened at the Kansas City Convention Center this week to address what needs to be done as a country to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy.

As the nation shifts into a new, non-industrial and digital economy, now more than ever, families must have access to the digital tools to succeed in today’s 21st century economy.

“Families without broadband connection are stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide.” said David Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation.

For disconnected families, being on the wrong side of the digital divide obstructs economic prosperity and inhibits endless possibilities that our digital ecosystem has to offer.

The power of broadband technology cannot be overstated. And, no population has more to gain than the low-income families and their children that lack access to broadband at home.

Cohen passionately highlighted CEO Janet Murguia’s fervent commitment to the Hispanic community and her unwavering efforts to move the needle forward in closing the digital divide.

We applaud NCLR’s leadership and commitment to making innovation and technology more inclusive.

Wendy Rivera, Esq. (@WendyRivera_Esq)

 

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