The easy part is over. Congress approved once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure legislation last November, including $65 billion dollars to accelerate broadband deployment and help close persistent digital divides across…
Congress and the FCC can save the USF from sinking sand
Affordable Internet Connectivity Is Possible for Everyone
There’s still more to be done to make sure that every American hears about the Affordable Connectivity Program and has a real opportunity to take advantage of it.
Bipartisan wins are there for the taking
Antitrust, broadband, and China are three connected areas where there’s agreement across the aisle and opportunity for deal-making, despite the challenging environment in Washington.
America Needs the House to Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Now
Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the Senate reminded Americans that their representatives in Congress can elevate the greater good above partisanship to solve major national challenges. Passage of the bill by the House would build confidence that, in times of great need, Congress stands ready to respond.
Slow broadband adoption needs a real-time solution
The public and private sectors must work together to ensure that all three parts of the digital divide — availability, affordability and adoption — are addressed. Everyone’s help is needed to give disconnected Americans the help they need.
Careful Fund Allocation Will Bridge Digital Divide
Federal monies should pave the most efficient path to universal broadband
Big Tech Could be the Answer to Broadband Affordability
The struggle of disconnected Americans was cast into sharp relief during the pandemic, giving rise to a broad consensus that at long last the digital divide must be closed. Artificially lowering broadband prices isn’t the answer. A top-to-bottom overhaul of the FCC’s existing Lifeline Program is.
US Broadband Networks Don’t Need to Be Rescued by Taxpayers
We must take bold steps to connect the entire nation, but there is no need for well-functioning U.S. broadband networks built with private investment to be rescued at taxpayer expense.
Speed Bumps on the Road to Universal Broadband
President Biden’s recently released infrastructure plan reflects the widespread agreement that the digital divide must be closed. This historic undertaking is a unique opportunity for industry and longstanding national leaders on broadband policy, such as Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell, to work together and eliminate the remaining gaps.
President Biden, Make Sure Women Have the Internet
From education, to employment, to healthcare, to everyday tasks, women need broadband technology.
Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline
America’s Lifeline program has fallen far short of achieving its potential as the Federal Communications Commission has attempted to convert it to a broadband-centric program.