NHMC Attended Next Century Cities’ Becoming Broadband Ready Conference in Washington, DC

For years, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has educated policy and lawmakers on the far-reaching impact of the digital divide. Research shows that Latinos that are unable to fully participate in a digital society face educational, economic, and community engagement obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Fortunately, NHMC works with organizations that are not only committed to bridging the digital divide, but helping to empower advocates, policymakers, and community leaders with effective strategies to connect the disconnected. Next Century Cities has been a role model partner in that endeavour. On January 16, 2019, the organization hosted a conference, Becoming Broadband Ready, to encourage digital rights advocates and community leaders to collaborate on connectivity solutions. It also published an online toolkit featuring successful digital equity projects from across the country, initiatives that are connecting Americans in need of internet, laptops, digital training, and unlimited opportunities. ]]>