Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Discusses ‘Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide’ with ITIF

by mmtcbbsj on June 23, 2014

On June 17, MMTC’s Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, discussed the digital divide at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s “Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide” panel.

ITIF gathered 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.

A full video is available on the ITIF website:

ITIF Digital Readiness Conference Video Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee

    • Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). Prior to joining MMTC, she served as President and CEO to NAMIC, a professional association representing diversity in the cable industry and as Vice President and Director of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.


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