May 22, 2019
Broadband is as critical to America’s global competiveness as reliable roads, bridges and energy systems. We agree that pushing more connectivity into unserved parts of America will require a smart and sustained partnership between government and broadband providers that prioritizes funding to communities on the wrong side of the digital divide.
The LIFT America Act is a positive first step toward our shared goal of getting more Americans online, and our members are grateful for this major federal commitment to connectivity. As the Committee debates this comprehensive investment in broadband infrastructure, we urge your consideration of several provisions to speed broadband service to unserved communities, particularly in rural America.