3 Experts Available for Timely Analysis on Internet Connectivity Funding

Director of Membership Engagement

Today President Biden announced more than $42 billion in new federal funding to expand high-speed internet access across the nation, in an effort to bring online an estimated 8.5 million families and small businesses. 

For reporters covering the implications of this federal funding, the following university-based experts are available to provide commentary and analysis.

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Buente's research focuses on the interplay between society and information and communication technologies (ICTs), including issues relating to information systems, digital inequality, social media and health disparities. Buente is currently working on broadband initiatives on O‘ahu and neighbor islands.

Old Dominion University

Roderick’s research explores the social implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones and the Internet. His recent work has focused on how racial minorities are leveraging the capabilities of the digital environment to improve their social outcomes.

Augusta University

Hatcher's research focuses on the administrative features of community development and public finance. His research agenda tries to understand why public administration scholars and practitioners often have different opinions regarding the efficacy of certain administrative practices.