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05. The digital divide before and after a global pandemic with Gigi Sohn

May 19, 2020
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In episode five, Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and Benton Senior Fellow, Gigi Sohn explains the digital access divide as framed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our first four conversations with medical professionals, we talked about the current crisis and the tool kits being utilized by caregivers to meet the current need. Telehealth, often requiring stable access to broadband, has been critical in flattening the curve and isn’t easily attainable in communities without widespread access to broadband. That’s where Sohn comes in.

Join us for our fifth episode.

Gigi Sohn is a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and a Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Open Markets Institute. Gigi is one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable and democratic communications networks. For thirty years, Gigi has worked across the country to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open and protective of user privacy.

Sohn’s podcast G&T: Tech on the Rocks is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Music provided by Dillon O’Brian

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