East Austin, West Texas and the Digital Divide

Panel of government and community leaders will discuss the digital divide as seen in rural Texas and East Austin




Join Austin Free-Net for Digital Inclusion Week! In this session we will have a panel of government and community leaders discuss the similarities of the digital divide in rural Texas and East Austin.

Panel Speakers:

Dr. Sharon Strover; the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication, former Chair of the RTF Department at the University of Texas, and board member of Austin Free-Net

Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison; City Council Member at City of Austin

Kelty Garbee, Executive Director of Texas Rural Funders

Nehemiah Pitts III, Community Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner at the City of Austin

The digital divide is a term that describes the disparity between those who are able to access and use technology and those who are not. When large populations aren’t able to access and use technology, they are prevented from entering a competitive job market. Austin Free-Net is able to help provide access to technology because of the support of civic and community organizations. In this panel discussion, we will see how the access issues we see in East Austin have many overlaps to the shortage of technology access in West Texas.

The event is finished.


Oct 07 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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