Expanding Opportunity and Access

September 12, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm Galvanize
543 Howard St., San Francisco

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Overview

Far too many communities and individuals are on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Expanding access to reliable and affordable broadband will enable more Americans to benefit from and participate in the innovation economy. Connecting underserved communities to high-speed internet is especially critical and can best be achieved through an all of the above approach of 1. infrastructure investments 2. technological breakthroughs and 3. reducing unreasonable red tape at every level.

Important, bipartisan leadership to expand broadband access, from both the public and private sectors, is too often overshadowed by more contentious issues. Chairman Pai and the distinguished panel of experts will discuss the policy frameworks and next generation technologies that will finally bridge the digital divide for 100% of American households.


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Participants

Ajit Pai
Chairman
FCC
Paul Garnett
Senior Director of Affordable Access Initiatives
Microsoft
Ina Fried (Moderator)
Chief Technology Correspondent
Axios
Julia Johnson
Chairwoman
FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
Milo Medin
Vice President, Access Services, Google Inc/Former CEO, Google Fiber
Member of the FCC Broadband Deployment Committee

Agenda

6:30pm

VIP Reception

7:00-7:30pm

Opening Remarks & Fireside chat with Chairman Pai

7:30-8:15pm

Panel Discussion

8:15-8:30pm

Audience Q&A

8:30pm

Event Concludes