Net Inclusion 2018 Keynote & Plenary

At Net Inclusion 2018, Maria Smith from Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Karen Heredia from the New Media Advocacy Project introduced “Dividing Lines,” a new video highlighting the impact of Internet access disparities in American communities.

Professor Crawford spoke on the role of public regulation in helping or hindering equitable access to information technology in the U.S.

Professor Crawford then joined a panel with digital inclusion practitioners  Bobby Coulter of Fresno Housing Authority and Elizabeth Lindsey of Byte Back. Moderated by Angela Siefer, the panel discussed how communities are addressing these digital inequity disparities with and without government support.

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Susan CrawfordSusan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, and a contributor to Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation and is now a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Broadband Task Force.


Moderator – Angela Siefer
Executive Director, NDIA

Susan Crawford
John A. Reilly Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Bobby Coulter
Senior Manager IT & IS, Fresno Housing Authority

Elizabeth Lindsey
Executive Director, Byte Back Inc 

Maria Smith
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School

Karen Heredia
New Media Advocacy Project