Learn About the Key Policies that Ensure Everyone Can Use the Internet to Succeed with Michael Scurato (Ep. 12)

Learn About the Key Policies that Ensure Everyone Can Use the Internet to Succeed with Michael Scurato (Ep. 12)


Michael Scurato joined the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s (NHMC) Washington, DC policy team in September 2010 when he was hired as a Law Fellow after being accepted into Georgetown Law’s Post-JD Public Service Fellowship Program. While in law school, he represented the public interest in media and telecommunications law issues at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), one of Georgetown’s renowned legal clinics, first as a summer research assistant and later as a student in the clinical program. At IPR, he represented clients on issues such as diversifying media ownership, privacy, and protecting children from harmful ads on TV and online. He also served as a delegate in Georgetown Law’s Student Bar Association. Michael’s previous experience includes internships at the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and with New Jersey State Assemblywoman (now State Senator) Linda Greenstein. He earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his BA in Political Science from New York University. He is currently admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The key barrier to broadband adoption
  •  How to ensure everyone can afford broadband in the U.S.
  • The status of net neutrality in the courts.

Resources

National Hispanic Media Coaltion

New America Foundation: The Cost of Connectivity 2014

FCC: Lifeline Program for Low Income Consumers