Melissa Sassi is an ex Microsoftie turned IBMer who brings passion and purpose to the tech industry with her belief that digital literacy is a human right and here she explains why she launched broadbandpolicy.org
In this episode, Nat Schooler got down to the entire history of this amazing non-profit.
49% of the world remains unconnected to the Internet, and digital skills are still lacking in many parts of the world – especially for unserved populations.
Tech industry volunteers and thought leaders met with Orrick and Haddad & Partners to collect policies and data from The Ministries of Technology, and organizations such as Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to create www.broadbandpolicy.org
The team developed artificial intelligence and natural language processing solutions for a data visualization tool that is accessible to anyone, anywhere.
broadbandpolicy.org enables the review of broadband policies from around the world, utilizing a series of metrics and keywords including age, gender, economic freedom, Internet freedom, public access, and race.
This project was created in support of the mission, goals, and objectives of the Broadband Commission of Sustainable Development.