Joshua Edmonds

Chief Executive Officer
Digital C

 

Joshua Edmonds is the Chief Executive Officer of DigitalC, a technology social enterprise headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to digitally empowering communities through subsidized fixed wireless internet service and social innovation.

Prior to joining DigitalC, he was appointed to serve as America’s first municipal director of digital inclusion at the City of Detroit. There, he created the Office of Digital Inclusion (ODI), developed Detroit’s first municipal fiber optic broadband plan, and established Connect 313, a 600+ member public private partnership devoted to bridging Detroit’s digital divide. In addition, he was selected to testify in front of the U.S. Congress on the matter of digital equity. During his tenure, he oversaw the deployment of over $70M of public, private, and philanthropic capital earmarked for establishing digital equity in Detroit.

Edmonds has served as a digital inclusion policy fellow at the University of Michigan, a digital innovation fellow at The Cleveland Foundation, and a public service fellow at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, working on President Obama’s ConnectHome initiative. He has been recognized by Forbes, the Federal Communications Commission, Next Century Cities, Government Technology, the NAACP, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance for his contributions to the field.

Edmonds received his bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Notre Dame College and his master’s degree in public policy (technology) and international affairs from Howard University.

MAY 1–4, 2023

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