Rep Khanna Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Study Effects of Broadband on the Economy
Reps Ro Khanna (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act, to require the Bureau of Economic Analysis to conduct a study of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the US economy. The legislation empowers policymakers to make more informed decisions about broadband, connecting underserved communities and keeping America competitive in a digital world.
“Broadband connectivity is no longer a privilege, it is a fundamental necessity in society, and Congress needs to ensure that all communities, from Appalachia to Cupertino, have reliable access to the internet, regardless of geography or income,” said Rep Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley. “In order to do this, policymakers must have data that tells us just how broadband impacts our economy. The Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act ensures that we are informed so the internet can be improved for American consumers and businesses.”
Rep Khanna Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Study Effects of Broadband on the Economy Bipartisan Bill Aims to Prove the Value of Broadband Access for All (Wired)