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Wednesday, September 2 • 8:00am - 8:30am
The Digital Divide Abides

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The pandemic has taught us — yet again — about the importance of broadband access.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is supported by Comcast and Educate Texas.

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Michelle Williams

Editorial Director for TexasMonthly.com
Williams joined TexasMonthly.com as editorial director in March. Previously, she was an assignment editor and producer for the digital content of CNN’s affiliate service. Williams also worked at The Washington Post as a web producer, digital editor and assignment editor.

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Jordana Barton

Senior Adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Barton is a senior adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she focuses on the Community Reinvestment Act, the digital economy, affordable housing and small business development. She also serves on the steering committee for the Digital Inclusion... Read More →
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Jennifer Harris

State Program Director for Connected Nation
Harris is the state program director for Connected Nation, a nonprofit that works to ensure all Texans have widespread broadband access, and serves on the Governor’s Broadband Development Council. Previously, she worked on legislation, public policy and communications for multiple... Read More →
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Ricky Martinez

Director of External Relations for Taylor Telecom
Martinez is the external relations specialist for Taylor Telecom, a broadband provider covering 14 cities and nine counties. He has 11 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in media, multimedia and education. Martinez works with state and federal legislative... Read More →
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Larry Irving

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Irving served on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he helped establish some of the earliest domestic and international internet policies. Previously, he served as vice president of Global Government Affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company and was... Read More →

Wednesday September 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT