The Infrastructure of Opportunity with Adrianne Benton Furniss
Adrianne Benton Furniss will discuss, “The Infrastructure of Opportunity,” especially important now that the current health, economic, and social justice crises have brought into sharp focus the inequities of our broadband ecosystem. As the pandemic has forced learning, work, healthcare, and more into our homes, universal access to robust broadband infrastructure is imperative to the health of our communities, our country’s economic recovery, and our democracy.
The Benton Institute was founded by Charles Benton in 1981 and chaired by him until his death in 2015. The Benton Institute believes that communication policy, rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity, has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides.
Adrianne Benton Furniss, Executive Director of the Benton Institute, formerly worked for eight years as Vice President for International Television for Children’s Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) among other content-creating companies.