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FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel On Closing The Digital Divide

Portrait of Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
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Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

Telehealth, Google Classrooms, and Zoom have become essential for daily life in the pandemic.

This hour, we learn about the role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make sure all Americans have access to broadband internet.

We talk with the FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, a West Hartford native.

And later, we get perspective from a Wall Street Journal technology policy reporter.

Has your family struggled to access or afford high-speed broadband internet?


  • Jessica Rosenworcel - Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Ryan Tracy - Technology Policy reporter at the Wall Street Journal

Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired February 18, 2020.  

NOTE: When this show originally aired on February 18th, we mentioned new data caps that Comcast was planning to impose on customers in the Northeast. Since this show aired, Comcast delayed the data caps until at least 2022.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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