Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on Commerce Department Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as his nominee for Secretary of Commerce and Don Graves as his nominee for Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

USTelecom president and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:

“Congratulations to Governor Raimondo and Don Graves on their nominations to lead the Commerce Department in the next administration. President-elect Biden has selected two proven leaders with a keen understanding of how broadband innovators support American connectivity, job creation, education, national security and economic prosperity.

“Now more than ever, the Commerce Department plays a vital role in our connected digital future, and this talented leadership team is ready to face a range of issues related to cybersecurity, 5G and spectrum management, and the future of the internet. There are also enormous opportunities to make this country more connected and technology access more equitable, and USTelecom members look forward to working with the department to finally and fully achieve our universal connectivity goals.”


USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.