January 18, 2017
Background: Today, during the Senate Commerce Committee’s confirmation hearing, nominee Wilbur Ross signaled he believes broadband should be an “essential part” of the new administration’s infrastructure plans.
The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Wilbur Ross’s statement today that broadband must be a critical part of the new Administration’s infrastructure plans is both appreciated and timely. Our economy, our communities and our families increasingly rely on the vibrancy and growth of our nation’s broadband networks. We don’t have a moment to waste to ensure our government does everything in its power to advance opportunities for broadband access, investment and innovation.”