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Monday, April 1 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Federal Policy's Impact on Local Digital Inclusion: Current and Potential Agency Policies and Legislation - Max Capacity FULL

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Part A: Local digital inclusion practitioners will engage in a discussion from our allies from Washington, D.C. During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of federal policies which include net neutrality, Lifeline, mandated discount internet offers, privacy, and spectrum. Additionally, practitioners will learn how to leverage these policies on both the state and local level.  Part B: Federal lawmakers are currently looking to further digital inclusion legislation through the lens of rural broadband infrastructure buildout. The panelists will provide tips for advocating for affordability and digital literacy in relations to broadband infrastructure access.  This panel will also inform practitioners about the state of play for rural broadband as well as the Congressional committees of jurisdiction and which members of Congress are interested in this topic.

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Alisa Valentin

Communications Justice Fellow, Public Knowledge
Alisa Valentin is the Communications Justice Fellow at Public Knowledge where she works on various issues through a social justice lens, including digital inclusion, artificial intelligence, privacy, and intellectual property.Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Alisa completed her... Read More →


Amina Fazlullah

Digital Equity Counsel, Common Sense Media
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Yosef Getachew

Director, Media and Democracy Program, Common Cause
Yosef Getachew serves as the Media & Democracy Program Director for Common Cause where he leads strategic campaigns to educate and engage the public and policymakers on critical reforms needed to advance an open and accessible media ecosystem. His work focuses on broadband access... Read More →
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Dana Floberg

Policy Manager, Free Press & Free Press Action
Dana is the Policy Manager at Free Press/Free Press Action, where she researches and articulates tech policy solutions that serve the public interest, bringing a wide range of media and telecommunications policy expertise. She has written extensively on issues of broadband affordability... Read More →
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Olivia Wein

Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
Olivia Wein has been an attorney at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) for over 16 years. NCLC is a non-profit focused on using consumer law to promote economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people. Olivia focuses on policies and programs that protect low-income... Read More →
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Francella Ochillo

Director, Government & Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition
Francella Ochillo is the Vice President of Policy & General Counsel for the National Hispanic Media Coalition. She advocates for policies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity and oversees organizational responses to regulatory proposals... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte Branch - Columbia