Brian Weiss

Statement on White House and Congressional Leadership Infrastructure Meeting

Background: In a meeting at the White House today, President Donald J. Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed that broadband must be a part of any future infrastructure plan.

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

“Rebuilding America’s infrastructure is a national priority and must include not only strengthening our bridges and roads, but a commitment to broadband deployment in unserved areas of the country. Our economy and continued global leadership depends on it.

“What we need: A muscular, serious infrastructure bill that narrows the digital divide, supports broadband deployment, modernizes networks and gets all American families, communities and enterprises everywhere connected to the internet. Any infrastructure plan should future-proof new infrastructure with fiber capabilities so new technology can be integrated and modified as years go by. Smart, connected solutions should be an integral part of every mile of American infrastructure constructed or reconstructed in the coming years.”

More information about USTelecom’s work on broadband infrastructure, investment and deployment is available HERE.



USTelecom is the national trade association representing telecommunications providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.