LGBT Technology Partnership Releases LGBT Broadband Paper For Public Comment
Last week marked four years since the release of the National Broadband Plan. The LGBT Technology Partnership seeks to add to the dialogue around the future of broadband in this country, bringing the unique needs of LGBT communities to light, in a new paper entitled, "A Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future."
The LGBT Technology partnership announced the opening of the paper for public comment at an event Wednesday evening that featured a fireside chat with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
"As we’ve traveled the country meeting with LGBT leaders, centers and individuals, we have gained an even greater understanding of how access to high-speed broadband plays such a vital role in the lives of LGBT communities around the United States," said Christopher Wood, Executive Director of the LGBT Technology Partnership. "LGBT communities around the country face their own unique challenges and the way broadband assists in those communities can differ greatly depending on geographic location, age, economic status and others. For this reason we hope this open comment period offers the opportunity for our communities around the country to weigh in on the important research we are doing."
"Broadband is not just a technology, it is a platform for opportunity. I commend the LGBT Tech Partnership on the work that they do to encourage equal access and represent the LGBT community," said Commissioner Rosenworcel. "We need to ensure that the power of broadband is brought to every corner of this country."
The research paper "A Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future" will be open for public comment from March 20 to March 31 and can be found at LGBTBroadband.org.