This meeting has been moved to a wholly telephonic and electronic format in light of travel restrictions and other concerns affecting members of the ACDDE and FCC staff related to the ongoing increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The ACDDE meeting is open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live.
The meeting will feature a report from each of the ACDDE working groups. The Access to Capital Working Group will report on its ongoing examination of ways to improve access to capital in order to encourage management and ownership of broadcast properties by a diverse range of voices, including minorities and women. The Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group will discuss its work assessing access, adoption, and use of broadband and new technologies by under-resourced communities. Finally, the Diversity in the Tech Sector Working Group will report on its progress in examining issues pertaining to hiring, promotion and retention of women and minorities in tech industries. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the ACDDE Chair and the Designated Federal Officer.