Disparities in areas like education, health care and employment continue to serve as substantial obstacles for black communities across the country. The key to advancement is well within our reach thanks to the new technologies at our fingertips.
Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.
As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.
It's critical that Congress and the FCC focus on the goal of universal broadband and not get distracted by divisive internet regulation policies, such as net neutrality legislation, that suck the energy out of the process.