Make America First in Broadband Again

I sent a letter to President Donald Trump and leaders both in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission. Just as ten years ago when Benton Foundation Founder Charles Benton called on then-President George W. Bush to develop a national broadband strategy, I am asking for Federal leadership to create a Plan and ensure that we will extend the benefits of broadband – and the opportunities it delivers – to all Americans. The Plan should:
Extend broadband to Americans too long ignored and left behind.
Use broadband infrastructure investment as a catalyst for middle-class job growth.
Giving schools’ choice of broadband options to ensure no child is deprived of knowledge.
Deregulate local broadband.
Serve the veterans who have served America.
Ensure big media companies can’t bias news by putting mainstream media in the broadband fastlane ahead of unaffiliated independent content.


Make America First in Broadband Again