Access and Opportunity Podcast: Bridging the Digital Divide
Hosted by Carla Harris
On this episode, we hear from high school teacher Mayra Delgado about how her students are affected by the digital divide, and what she’s decided to do about it. Then host Carla Harris sits down with co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Rene Gonzalez about how his company, Lit Communities, brings broadband connectivity to the communities that need it most.
According to the U.S. Census, roughly one in ten homes in America lack a broadband internet connection, and the city of Brownsville, Texas tops the list of least connected cities in the country. On this episode, we’ll learn from two people on the frontlines in the battle against this digital divide. After seeing her students struggle with connectivity, Brownsville high school teacher Mayra Delgado co-founded a group called What the Fiber to address the problem. Then host Carla Harris talks with Rene Gonzalez, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Lit Communities, a company that helps Brownsville and other cities develop their own fiber networks instead of relying on outside internet service providers to provide the infrastructure.
Access and Opportunity is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other major podcast platforms. In addition, you can explore our insights, podcasts and more with your Alexa- or Google Assistant-enabled devices. Just enable the “Morgan Stanley" skill in the Alexa app or use the Morgan Stanley Action on Google by saying, “Hey Google, Talk to Morgan Stanley.”
For more about our Morgan Stanley skill for Alexa or the Morgan Stanley Action on Google, visit https://www.morganstanley.com/voice-assistants