On September 21, 2015, the Broadband Opportunity Council released a report and recommendations on how Federal agencies can work to expand broadband deployment and adoption by addressing regulatory barriers and encouraging investment and training. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah:
At a time when more than 25 percent of U.S. households still do not subscribe to broadband, the Benton Foundation welcomes the Obama Administration’s full-court press approach to narrowing digital divides based on geography, income and other demographics factors. Seniors, people with disabilities, those with less than a high school degree, and people with low income levels are missing out on the unprecendent growth and innovation that broadband enables in the economy, healthcare and education. We look forward to working with the Administration over the coming months in implementing the Council’s recommendations and reaching our shared goals of universally available, affordable, and accessible broadband.