Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on Confirmation of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides infrastructure and infrastructure improvements to rural communities, including connectivity services.

USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:

“USTelecom congratulates Secretary Vilsack on his return to the Department of Agriculture. Our members share a fundamental goal with the department and the Rural Utilities Service: ensure the power and promise of broadband connectivity reaches every family, community and business across rural America. Our members will continue to partner with RUS to make sure vital federal investments in communication infrastructure are spent efficiently and targeted to unserved rural communities.”


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