Ensuring Solutions to Meet America's Broadband Needs

Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband

Senate Commerce Committee

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:00am
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Live Event

Millions of Americans live in rural, Tribal and low-income urban areas that do not have access to affordable broadband. Congress has provided support for fixed and mobile broadband, including through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). New federal support for broadband access, affordability and inclusion will bring us closer to closing the digital divide and achieving digital equity. This hearing will examine ongoing and past efforts within the public and private sectors to bring affordable, resilient and secure broadband to all communities.


  1. Kimball Sekaquaptewa, Chair, Connect New Mexico Council; Chief Technology Director, Santa Fe Indian School
  2. Hon. Michael Powell, President and CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
  3. Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom
  4. Angela Siefer, Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance