Former Miami Mayor Heads to Alliance for Digital Equality
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States
January 14th, 2010
ATLANTA, Ga., January 14, 2010 – Former Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz on Monday was elected vice chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality.
“Due to his extensive experience on broadband related issues facing the unserved and underserved, Manny will be a tremendous asset in advocating on a variety of policy and economic issues for America’s low income citizens,” Alliance Chairman Julius Hollis said.
Summit Speakers Want More Broadband Access For Minorities, Criticize Net Neutrality
National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
November 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 18, 2009 – The opening speaker of a summit focused on improving broadband penetration to minority and low-income areas of the country, and criticized advocates of Net neutrality for being out of touch with the needs of minorities, as he attempted to enlist the mantle civil rights leader Martin Luther King into his cause.
“[L]et us remember the worlds of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face-to-face with another problem,’” said Julius Hollis, the founder of the Alliance for Digital Equality, in prepared remarks.
“If we fail to find common-ground on the issues before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission relative to the rulemaking governing broadband adoption, the financing of broadband infrastructure and the over-arching issue of net neutrality, the long-term socio-economic chaos that will be inflicted upon our society would be far too devastating to comprehend,” warned Hollis.
At Field Hearing on Online Adoption, Commissioner Copps Laments Internet-Only Want Ads
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
November 5th, 2009
October 6, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission hosted a “field hearing” in Charleston, S.C., on October 6, 2009, as part of as part of its series of workshops and testimony in preparing a national broadband plan. One panel at the hearing focused on expanding digital literacy to the elderly, and to those whose professions rely heavily on the Internet.
FCC Broadband Roadtrip to South Carolina
Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan
October 5th, 2009
The Federal Communications Commission is going to South Carolina on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Today, Today, the FCC hosts a consumer forum on broadband at Ravenel Community Hall in Ravenal, S.C., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The forum, according to the FCC, the event“ is designed to provide an open dialogue between consumers and government officials in order to develop a more comprehensive and inclusive National Broadband Plan.”