Jonathan Spalter

Statement on NTIA’s Build America Buy America Waiver

Today, NTIA released the final waiver for the Build America Buy America requirements for the BEAD program.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO, USTelecom.

“NTIA’s approach on Build America Buy America is a smart move, balancing the need for providers to purchase the network components required for BEAD deployments on time while American manufacturing ramps up. We must keep moving forward with both goals—achieving universal connectivity and accelerating American manufacturing—on parallel tracks.”