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DVRPC - Ensuring Equitable Broadband Access

Monday, June 14, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
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Last webinar on Broadband Access today at 2PM


Join DVRPC for a #BG2021 webinar entitled


The COVID19 Pandemic illuminated the digital divide between urban, suburban, and rural communities, different types of workers, and even how some small businesses could pivot to e-commerce more quickly than others.



June 14, 2021 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
1.5 AICP CM credits approved


The COVID19 pandemic greatly accelterated the rise of the digital economy, as well as growing trends and technological advances enabled by broadband. Unfortunately, the pandemic also exacerbated the region's digital divide. Panelists will discuss how broadband plays a pivotal role in the region's economic recovery, how regional partners must work work together to ensure equitable access, and build capacity across all populations to leverage broadband tools and technologies.


Moderated by The Honorable Mark Squilla, Councilmember, City of Philadelphia & Chair of the DVRPC Board

Panelists include:

Spencer Gober, AICP, Senior Planner, Office of Community & Economic Development, DVRPC

Ralph Bingham, Director, Gloucester County Library System, NJ

David Zipf, Community Planner, Bucks County Planning Commission, Doylestown, PA

The Hon. Whitney Hoffman, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors, Kennett Township, PA


This is the last of six webinars, organized as part of DVRPC’s Breaking Ground conference. To watch recorded webinars, please #BG2021


Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission