Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on Emergency Connectivity Fund

WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and innovators, today issued the following statement after the FCC released an Order to implement the $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund which will provide devices and connectivity to schools and libraries for remote learning during the pandemic.

USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:

“More connectivity and expanded opportunities for students to learn and thrive is the one thing that cannot and must not wait – pandemic or not. Today’s Order is more fast and thoughtful work from the FCC and demonstrates a real commitment from Congress to ensure that learning can be available to all our children, no matter where, no matter what.”


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