Bridging the Digital Divide: Utilizing Community Dialogue’s to Capitalize on BEAD Investments

August 8 – 11:00 am to 11:45 am

In this panel, we will explore the ways in which community dialogues can be used to capitalize on BEAD investments and build a bridge in the digital divide. We will discuss the benefits of engaging with communities in this way and highlight successful examples of community-driven technology initiatives in Oklahoma. We will also explore strategies for facilitating productive and inclusive community dialogues and share best practices for engaging with diverse groups.

By leveraging the insights and perspectives of community members, we can create more effective and sustainable BEAD investments and work towards a future where access to technology is truly equitable for all.



Ashley Coffey

Coffey & Code: Founder & CEO

Miranda Hutchison

Oklahoma Human Services: Business Process Engineer of Developmental Disabilities Services