Connected? Broadband Access Remains a Challenge - A Webinar Hosted by Asset Funders Network

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Webinar - Register by 1/26
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This program is hosted by our partner, Asset Funders Network (AFN), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

As we continue to see a record number of COVID-19 cases throughout the United States, it is imperative that we stay in, stay socially distanced, and stay connected through high-speed internet access. Internet access is essential to conduct daily, routine activities online such as learning, basic services, telemedicine, and work requirements in some cases. It is simply hard to come by for so many individuals.

Those without access to this online world – more than 18 million Americans, with 14 million living in rural areas – risk falling farther behind (Federal Communications Commission). 

Join us to discuss what grantmakers are doing to bust through barriers and expedite broadband access. The conversation will highlight how funders must act to ensure communities who were already struggling are not further disenfranchised and left behind. 

This webinar is part of AFN's COVID-19 related series generously sponsored by Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Metlife Foundation.


  • How philanthropy is acting to leverage federal broadband investments
  • How organizations are partnering with corporate entities to ensure access in rural communities
  • Philanthropy's role in addressing the connectivity issue to help close the digital divide


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All interested funders.


Registration is required by January 26th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email with any questions.

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