USTelecom Download: Closing the Digital Divide

USTelecom Download is a series of conversations with our members on some of their top priorities. Episodes include:

  • In the latest episode of the USTelecom Download, Tamika Green, Vice President of OSP Planning, Engineering, and Construction at altafiber talks about how the company is connecting communities through ongoing fiber expansion, their efforts to increase digital equity, and how altafiber is working to address our industry’s evolving workforce needs.
  • Christopher Wood, Executive Director and Co-Founder of LGBT Tech, shares the importance of providing digital resources to the LGBTQ+ community and how the organization works to help narrow the digital divide. Wood also touches on the impact the Affordable Connectivity Program has on communities and the importance of broadband affordability.
  • Erin Kurtz, Chief Communications Officer for Frontier Communications, discusses how Frontier’s Broadband For Good program uses fiber technology to address critical connectivity needs and find innovative ways to promote digital inclusion.
  • Jennifer Spaude, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Consolidated Communications shares how Consolidated’s fiber expansion plan is aiming to bridge the digital divide and connect unserved and underserved communities.
  • India Sylvester, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Lumen Technologies describes how Lumen is equipping its leaders to lead inclusively and how Lumen Technologies is striving to help close the digital divide through public-partnerships.
  • AT&T Assistant Vice President Mylayna Albright shares how AT&T is tackling barriers to help close the digital divide.

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