Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on House Republican Bills to Streamline Broadband Deployment

Background: Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced a package of bills to streamline the deployment of broadband infrastructure.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom’s president and CEO:

“Representatives Walden, Latta and members of the Energy and Commerce committee are right to focus on the role outdated regulations, slow approvals and rights-of-way disputes play in holding back broadband construction and deployment. Too often our network innovators bump into red tape and rules that make these essential infrastructure projects slower, more expensive or nearly impossible. That doesn’t help consumers, especially those in corners of the country that need – and deserve – 21st century connectivity.”