Digital Equity Laboratory Founder Maya Wiley joined Federal Communications Commissioner Rosenworcel to discuss the importance of broadband access in both rural and urban areas, digital equity, and why connectivity is now critical for individual and community success.
This podcast is part of Rosenworcel's Broadband Conversations podcast series, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women who are making a difference in our digital lives. Each episode, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talks to women who are breaking new ground and forging new paths in technology, media, and innovation about what they're working on, what's on their minds, what they think is the next for the future.
Maya Wiley talks about how she came to digital equity work from a background of working on things like access to healthcare, quality education, and criminal justice reform for low-income communities of color, in particular.
Wiley says: "All the ideas we could come up with around economic development and a green economy simply wouldn't serve them if we weren't fighting about broadband access. And it didn't take long from there to get to the fact that urban communities as well if they were particularly low income and communities of color were highly unlikely to have the service they needed..."