Rural Broadband and more with Digital Rights Activist Francella Ochillo of Next Century Cities
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In this episode, we speak with Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities. Francella is a truly passionate digital rights advocate, who is very much committed to the vision of expanding broadband access for underserved and unserved communities everywhere. You will regularly find this dynamic leader on Capitol Hill, testifying before Congressional committees, and meeting with the FCC, delivering keynotes speeches, agency filings, or being quotes on Axios, and in The Washington Post. Or, participating in local events, all across the country. Our guest earned her Juris Doctorate degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. Learn more about New Century Cities: https://nextcenturycities.org/ Across the country, innovative municipalities are recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level internet to attract new business and create jobs, improve health care and education, ensure civic participation, and connect residents to new opportunities. Next Century Cities is committed to celebrating these successes, demonstrating their value, and helping other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband.
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