Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment - April 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Only

This meeting was 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 was open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live.

The meeting featured a report from each of the ACDDE working groups. The Access to Capital Working Group reported 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 discussed 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 reported on its progress in examining issues pertaining to hiring, promotion and retention of women and minorities in tech industries.

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