Connect Americans Now Joined by 46 Organizations in Calling for Congress to Address the Digital Divide in COVID-19 Relief Package
Connect Americans Now (CAN) sent a letter to Congressional leaders, co-signed by 46 organizations, calling on lawmakers to provide funding to eliminate the digital divide for all Americans as part of the next COVID-19 relief package. The letter -- addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- encourages Congress to support urgently needed solutions to expand broadband connectivity. The letter encourages Congress to follow certain guiding principles in allocating resources, including maintain a technology neutral focus on rapid deployment, targeting particular challenges like remote learning, minimizing cost through a competitive bidding process, and reducing regulatory hurdles and market distortions.
Connect Americans Now (CAN) Joined by 46 Organizations in Calling for Congress to Address the Digital Divide in COVID-19 Relief