In Case You Missed It: Listen Now to “Permanently Closing the Broadband Gap: Vital to America’s Digital Future”

Connect Americans Now Virtual Discussion on the Urgency for Action to Support Broadband Deployment, Adoption & Digital Skills

In case you missed it, Connect Americans Now (CAN) hosted a virtual discussion, “Permanently Closing the Broadband Gap: Vital to America’s Digital Future,” with a panel of leading voices in agriculture, education, health care and technology earlier this week. The panel discussed the impact of the digital divide on American communities, both urban and rural, and what Congress can do to permanently close the broadband gap to ensure every American can participate in the full promise of the 21st century digital economy.

If you want to hear more of what panelists had to say during this important discussion, you can listen to an audio recording of the live event HERE:


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The panelists discussed the importance of solutions to permanently close the digital divide through broadband deployment, broadband adoption (including service and device affordability) and digital skills. They also outlined key principles to maximize the positive impact of investments in broadband deployment and the importance of fixing the nation’s mapping of the digital divide.

You can also read some top hits from the panel in CAN’s “What They Are Saying” blog on the virtual discussion, HERE.


Connect Americans Now (CAN) is a broad-based coalition of more than 300 companies and organizations representing leading voices in agriculture, education, health care, veterans’ issues, technology and small business — committed to urgent action to completely eliminate the digital divide in every American community.

Learn more about Connect Americans Now and the coalition’s mission HERE.

Learn more about solutions to permanently bridge the digital divide HERE.

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