Feb 13 2023

Crossing the Digital Divide

Feb 13, 2023   02:00pm EST   Webinar


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) directs the Federal Communications Commission to prevent discrimination in broadband access. In addition to preventing racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination, the law seeks to remedy income discrimination. At the same time, the IIJA orders the FCC to take account of economic and technical feasibility of preventing the proscribed discrimination. These provisions of the IIJA raise complex legal and economic questions. Should the FCC focus on discriminatory intent or disparate impacts? How can the FCC prevent income discrimination while simultaneously accounting for economic feasibility?

Join us for a webinar discussion on this topic with Rob. McDowell (Former Commissioner of the FCC),  Eric Fruits (ICLE), and Jessica Melugin (CEI). Moderated by Kristian Stout (ICLE).