Friday, May 13, 2022
Benton Welcomes Next Step Toward Universal Broadband
Earlier today U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo visited Durham, North Carolina, to announce the launch of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative, which will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet for everyone in America by the end of the decade. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:
"The Benton Institute congratulates the NTIA on the Herculean effort to stand up its new broadband programs. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recognizes that affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband is essential to full participation in modern life in the United States. The Internet for All initiative is the biggest federal investment in broadband infrastructure and digital equity ever. As states review the funding guidelines, their eyes must stay on the prize: a fully connected nation ready to realize the economic, educational, health, and civic potentials of the internet. We must seize upon our broadband moment."
The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people in the U.S. have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. We believe communication policy - rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity - has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities.
For subscribe/unsubscribe info, please email headlinesATbentonDOTorg