Digital Skills Gap Symposium & Town Hall

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Only

The FCC’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) and the Media Bureau hosted this event to examine the issues and challenges that states and localities face in addressing the need for greater adoption of digital skills training, and featured a keynote by former FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn. The Symposium and Town Hall provided information to attendees on what federal and state government entities, non-profit sector, community-based organizations, and other diverse stakeholders are doing to close the digital divide and advance digital literacy for all Americans.

The Symposium featured a panel discussion to present information on the Digital Equity Act (DEA), the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), and other efforts to address access to broadband. The event also featured a robust Town Hall discussion with experts from a range of perspectives, including faith-based institutions, civil rights organizations, digital literacy services, library services, local government, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). See the Public Notice for the full agenda and more information.

The event was convened in an online format and was available to the public via live feed from the FCC’s web page at and on the FCC’s YouTube channel. In addition, the public was able to follow the event on Twitter@fcc or via the Commission’s Facebook page at Members of the public submitted questions during the panel discussion and the Town Hall to

Members of the public may submit written comments to the CEDC using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System, ECFS, at Any comments should be filed in GN Docket No. 17-208.

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