Digital Divide Partners Co-Chairman and Internet Society Board Member
Speaks at United Nations Session on Smart Cities
The Digital Divide Partners (DDP) explore “out-of-the-box” ways to connect and empower New York’s “have-nots” with technological solutions that enable access to resources, information and quality of life enhancements.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
U.S. TREASURY DEPT. Authorized to operate as a COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENTITY. As a U.S. Treasury Dept. designated Community Development Entity (CDE), the DDP is authorized as an intermediary investment vehicle to provide funding and financial counselling to businesses located in low-income communities, including community private equity venture funding.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION - OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM (OVS) authorization to provide video programming throughout New York City and Westchester County
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION - MOBILE/FIXED BROADBAND RADIO LICENSE (3650-3700 MHz). Authorized to utilize licensed wireless radio spectrum to provide wireless broadband service nationally
STATE OF NEW YORK - CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY. Certified by the New York State Public Service Commission as a facilities-based Telephone Operator authorized to provide telephone service throughout New York State
CITY OF NEW YORK - HIGH-CAPACITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE. Franchised by the City of New York since 1993 as a Broadband Telecommunications Operator authorized to construct facilities over, under and upon City rights-of-way, and to deliver broadband information and telecommunications services throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The largest municipal telecommunications franchise ever granted to a "minority" company
Completion of a 5-year contract with the State of New York to construct an experimental hybrid fiber/wireless broadband network that provided free broadband service to thousands of low-income families in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Project featured as "Spotlight on an MWBE Success" in the NYS publication MWBE Infielder.