Webinar: New Report and What It Means for the Digital Divide

Access to broadband has become an essential component of economic opportunity and financial well-being, yet there is a significant digital divide in many underserved communities. Under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidelines, financial institutions can support broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion programs of nonprofit organizations, local government and educational groups. Learn how the CRA guidelines can be used to bridge the digital divide and create local opportunities.

Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor in Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will discuss her publication, “Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations,” and highlight actions financial institutions and their community partners can take to help bridge the digital divide. View the publication here.

Speaker: Jordana Barton
Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor in Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch, supports the Federal Reserve System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community and economic development and fair and impartial access to credit. Her focus areas include the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), community development finance, financial education, affordable housing, workforce development, healthy communities, and small business development.