As the US braces for the health and economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world, questions of how to maintain public health and keep Americans employed find their answers in widespread broadband accessibility. With issues such as health and equity, education and the ability to work remotely tied to broadband access, the importance of getting and keeping Americans connected becomes clear.

On March 23rd, Broadband Breakfast hosted advocates on the forefront of national digital inclusion efforts. The conversation took place while Congress and others were discussing the content of the CARES Act. Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark was joined by Public Knowledge senior Vice President Harold Feld, our own executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance Angela Siefer, Director of the broadband infrastructure office in the North Carolina Department of Information Technology Jeff Sural, and Connect.DC Program Manager Deleno Squires.