Asian American Tech Table Letter on Prevention and Elimination of Digital Discrimination

June 2, 2022

Advancing Justice | AAJC, OCA National, and NCAPA submit their views on Docket No. 22-21.

Communities of color are disproportionately negatively impacted by a lack of or insufficient access to broadband. The FCC should consider how funds can be allocated to address racial barriers such as infrastructure issues that exist because of historical redlining and other profit-driven decisions, ensuring there is access in non-English languages for those who are not English proficient, working closely with trusted messengers and community groups to adequately publicize the program, providing necessary equipment and trainings, and expanding benefits to immigrant populations, including those that may be differently documented.