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Past · July 24, 2008

The Widening Digital Divide

July 24, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: July 24, 2008
Time: 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
60 S. Market Street, Suite 1000
San Jose, CA
While Internet use and information technology is expanding, the digital divide is widening for some groups in California. The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) will present the results of its benchmark survey on Californians’ access to information technology, including computer ownership, access to the Internet, and the use of mobile devices. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the California Emerging Technology Fund, also looks at perceptions of the role of government in areas such as Internet regulation and broadband access and availability.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion led by PPIC president, CEO, and survey director Mark Baldassare, an expert in public opinion, including political, social, economic, and environmental attitudes.
Lunch will be provided.

Mark Baldassare, President and CEO, PPIC
Seth Fearey, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
Allen S. Hammond IV, Director, Broadband Institute of California
Nora Vargas, Executive Director, Latino Issues Forum
Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund