Friday, December 8, 2023

Guest Blogger Series: Anna Gomez “Broadband and the Latino Community: Let’s Keep the Momentum Going!” (republished)

Yesterday I was happy to participate in a panel discussion about broadband at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) annual conference in San Antonio. NALEO members recognize that broadband Internet is one of the tools necessary to help their communities thrive in today’s economy. In fact, I think that any conference […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jason Llorenz “Latino Community Leaders Highlight Interests and Opportunities in AT&T Merger”

As represented in the FCC docket, the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received substantive support from national Hispanic organizations including Hispanic Federation, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL); the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA); the US Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), LULAC, and […]

Hispanic Taskforce Unveils Plan to Expand Broadband Access for Minorities

Yesterday, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators’ (NHCSL) Broadband En Accion taskforce released its first “whitepaper,” which lays out a policy framework and recommendations for realizing full digital inclusion for Latino communities, in Washington D.C. At a press conference, the chair of the taskforce Senator Juan M. Pichardo (D-RI), said “By releasing this white […]

Broadband Essential for Latino Communities

Access to broadband technology is essential to the success of businesses in Latino communities said federal agency representatives at the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders summit in San Antonio. “Not having broadband once was considered a nuisance. But now, broadband is essential to opportunity and participation,” Tom Reed, FCC communications and business opportunities […]