Advancing Digital Equity in Maryland

Advancing Digital Equity in Maryland

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

The global pandemic undeniably established in the public mind that robust, affordable broadband service is part of our critical public infrastructure and an essential tool for our daily lives—as necessary as reliable electricity and clean water. Digital equity, including affordable broadband service, access to devices, and the digital skills necessary to use the internet, is critical to enabling participation in the modern economy and civic life.

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network to learn about the various aspects of the digital divide and the prospects for addressing it in Maryland and, particularly, in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We’ll learn about the role of the new Office of Statewide Broadband; possibilities of building out broadband infrastructure and digital navigators; and gaps in public funding/possible investment opportunities for philanthropy.

Our speakers will be:

  • Michael Fried, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Jason D. Hardebeck, Director of Broadband and Digital Equity, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office
  • Ronnie Hammond, Program Manager for Digital Equity and Inclusion and Kenrick M. Gordon, P.E., Director, Office of Statewide Broadband, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.


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