Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW 610A
Washington 20005
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ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan's recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan's report, presents data from a national survey on broadband adoption and access, with an eye towards users' general readiness to use broadband and other new technologies. 

The report calls for a rethinking of term "digital divide," favoring a measurement of digital readiness instead of adoption/access and indicates that next generation of technologies will face difficulties due to low levels of digital readiness. The report also invites advocates for complementary investments in digital readiness to smooth adoption of new applications.

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast.

Read Digital Readiness: Nearly One-third of Americans Lack the Skills to Use Next-Generation “Internet of things” Applications. 

Panelists: 
Doug Brake
Telecommunications Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Laura Breeden
Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband Adoption
NTIA
Presenter
John Horrigan
Independent Communications and Technology Policy Consultant
Presenter
Larra Clark
Director, Program on Networks
American Library Association
Nicol Turner-Lee
Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer
MMTC
Presenter
Scott Wallsten
Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute
Presenter