By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 4-24-17

Only a “working” day after the FCC’s new Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee held its first meeting (April 21), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he is creating a new Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.

“Every American should have the opportunity to participate in the communications marketplace, no matter their race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation,” he said.

“This Committee will be charged with providing recommendations to the FCC on empowering all Americans,” he said in a statement.  “For example, the Committee could help the FCC promote diversity in the communications industry by assisting in the establishment of an incubator program and could identify ways to combat digital redlining.”  » Read More