Statement on Introduction of Lowering Broadband Costs for Consumers Act of 2023

Today, Senators Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Lowering Broadband Costs for Consumers Act of 2023.

The following statement can be attributed to Brandon Heiner, SVP, Government Affairs, USTelecom.

“The Universal Service Fund plays a crucial role in connecting millions in America, particularly in our rural areas. Senator Mullin’s and Kelly’s legislation will help ensure its long-term impact and sustainability by modernizing its contributions system to include the dominant Big Tech companies which benefit significantly from the broadband connectivity made possible by the Fund.  We commend Senators Mullin and Kelly for their leadership and look forward to working with Congress to bring stability to universal service.”