February 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and innovators, today issued the following statement after House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Republican Subcommittee Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta (R-OH) unveiled 28 bills to promote broadband infrastructure, streamline broadband permitting processes and close the digital divide.
USTelecom president and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:
“Zeroing in on things like cutting red tape and process streamlining by Representatives McMorris Rodgers, Latta and members of the Energy & Commerce Committee is so timely to our shared goal of expanding access to broadband during the pandemic – and beyond. Consumers in every corner of the country deserve 21st century connectivity, but that work is made harder when network innovators run into outdated rules and slow approvals that make broadband construction and infrastructure deployment painfully slow, more expensive or downright impossible.”
USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.