Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Closing the Divide

How High Tech Platforms Can Bridge Health, Wealth, and Educational Disparities in the 21st Century 

Description:  Panelists discuss how technology can be used to bridge disparities in education, health, wealth, and environment that often impact multicultural communities. Topics include digital learning, STEM, telehealth, telework, the homework gap, energy and environmental justice, the Internet of Things, and the connected home.



  • Laura Berrocal, Director, External Affairs, CTIA; Member, MMTC Board of Advisors


Opening Presentation: 

  • Michael Liimatta, ConnectHome Manager, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



  • Luis Belen, President and CEO, National Health IT (NHIT) Collaborative
  • Danielle Frappier, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Paula R. Jackson, President and CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)
  • Bret Perkins, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, Comcast
  • Angela Siefer, Founder and Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance 

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