Webinar Will Explore the Digital Divide

Join experts from the Federal Reserve and BBVA Compass as they discuss broadband access under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Under the CRA, infrastructure investment includes facilitating the construction, expansion, improvement, maintenance, or operation of essential infrastructure or facilities for health services, education, public safety, public services, industrial parks, or affordable housing. Broadband is included as a form of infrastructure investment—an essential community service.

This Connecting Communities webinar will highlight possible opportunities for financial institutions to receive CRA consideration and take advantage of new opportunities to help close the digital divide across communities and improve economic stability.

Speakers include:

  • Jordana Barton, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Chelsea Cruz, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Yolanda Davila, BBVA Compass
  • Adrian Franco, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Register for the January 11 session, which takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

The Connecting Communities© webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All past sessions are in the Connecting Communities archive. For more information about this series, please email communities@stls.frb.org.