ONE ECONOMY’S KARLA BALLARD APPOINTED TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION’S DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
Committee Addresses Diversity in Telecommunications Industry and Broadband Adoption
September 30, 2011 Washington DC – Karla Ballard, One Economy’s Chief of Strategy Development for Media and National Partnerships, has been appointed to the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The Committee’s mission is to advise the FCC about policies and practices that will contribute to the diversity of industries regulated by the Commission. In addition to providing recommendations for adding diversity to the telecommunications industry, the Committee will focus on exploring ways to ensure universal access and adoption of broadband.
“The role of the FCC’s Diversity Committee is so crucial in this time where access to technology is inextricably linked to economic opportunity”
Ballard is also the Managing Director of Broadband Opportunity Coalition, a partnership of this country’s leading civil rights organizations that recognize the importance of bringing digital opportunities to minority communities. This historic alliance has joined together with One Economy to overcome barriers to adoption of technology in communities of color.
The Diversity Committee is comprised of leaders and experts from non-profits, corporations, as well as from other sectors of government. Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell formed the Diversity Committee in 2003 to advise on ways to encourage more inclusion of women and minorities in the telecommunications and related industries.
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