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By Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, HTTP

Since 1996, the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) has worked to ensure that the voice of Latinos in the U.S. is fully represented in policy discussions that impact the Latino community. As technology and the Internet ecosystem have evolved, one thing has become clear; with each passing year, the Internet has become an increasingly essential resource for our community to be successful in our educational, professional, and health-related pursuits. Without reliable and affordable Internet access, especially high-speed broadband access, the digital divide will continue to widen and the Latino community will unfortunately be on the wrong side of it. A key factor for the Latino community to have access to the resources mentioned is increased broadband infrastructure deployment.

The essential nature of high-speed Internet access is why HTTP supports smart policies that ensure broadband providers continue to expand their networks and create more reliable connections for families on the wrong side of the digital divide. And it is also why we are encouraged by the work of the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, who is working to remove roadblocks to broadband infrastructure build out.

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