Progress Toward Connecting All Americans


Progress Toward Connecting All Americans

Watch an AT&T Policy Forum virtual discussion on the historic efforts by public and private sectors to bring connectivity to all Americans, the progress that’s been made thus far, and what’s next.

Ed Gillespie, Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T, provides his perspective on opportunities for public-private partnership through the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to bring broadband to unserved and underserved communities. He discusses ways AT&T is helping bring affordable broadband to more Americans, including our participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program and offering our own low-cost broadband service.

The welcome remarks are followed by a keynote address from Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, discussing the Digital Divide and the Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.

Then, Sal Khan, CEO and Founder of The Khan Academy, and Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer at AT&T, discuss the impact of the homework gap on students and families and what’s needed to make further progress in closing the gap.


Edward Gillespie

Senior Executive Vice President - External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Services, Inc.

Sal Khan

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO of Khan Academy


Charlene F. Lake

Chief Sustainability Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T Foundation Chair, AT&T Services, Inc.


Marc H. Morial

President and CEO, National Urban League

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