Civic Engagement And Fiber Policy In The Digital Age

Oct 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 20

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In this society of economic haves and have nots there is another divide that is worrisome:  the digital divide.  High speed access to the Internet is becoming a necessity. Google Fiber is trying to shake things up by bringing it to Charlotte and other providers are stepping up to the challenge but some see this not as the responsibility of commerce but of cities. We hear about how cities can make all the difference and about what Charlotte is doing to that end.

Guests
Susan Crawford - professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is the co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance.

Bruce Clark - Charlotte’s first Digital Inclusion Program Manager

Dr. Eric Freedman -  Dean of the James L Knight School of Communications at Queens University of Charlotte and member of the editorial board for #digitalcharlotte.

  • Susan Crawford speaks in Charlotte Thursday Oct. 22 at 6:00pm at Knight School of Communication at Queens. More information.