Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment Meeting - June 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

This Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Commission regarding how to empower disadvantaged communities and accelerate the entry of small businesses, including those owned by women and minorities into the media, digital news and information, and audio and video programming industries. The Committee also provides recommendations to the Commission on how to ensure that disadvantaged communities are not denied the wide range of opportunities made possible by next-generation networks.

This meeting featured a report from each of the ACDDE Working Groups. Each of the Working Groups reported on their work under the current ACDDE charter, which expires July 5, 2019. The Broadcast Diversity and Development Working Group presented a summary report on the ACDDE March 7, 2019, broadcast symposium, "Exploring Strategies That Have Advanced Media Diversity." The Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group reported on its assessment of access, adoption, and use of broadband and new technologies by under-resourced communities. The Diversity in Tech Working Group reported on its best practices guide pertaining to hiring, promotion, and retention of women and minorities in the tech industries.

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