California’s Digital Equity: Highlights from PPIC’s Virtual Conference

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By Cristal Mojica, Michelson 20MM Foundation (Originally published on

The Public Policy Institute of California’s “Bridging California’s Digital Divide” —a virtual conference that took place July 18-20—highlighted the historic investments, local innovations, and digital equity priorities in the state of California.

We were honored to attend and learn from local, state, and federal leaders as they shared their perspectives on the barriers to digital access across California’s diverse communities, and attempted to tackle the big question: How can we most effectively leverage recent funding to overcome infrastructure, geographic, and policy obstacles and ensure digital equity?

On Day 1 of the conference, there was a spotlight on the heavy geographic and administrative barriers faced by Tribal communities as they look to develop broadband infrastructure and achieve digital sovereignty, while building for future generations through strong partnerships. Read more about PPIC’s virtual conference here.

View the PPIC Virtual Conference on YouTube:

Digital Divide: Ensuring Equity

Digital Divide: Local Innovations

Digital Divide: Historic Investments

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