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USTelecom Releases Broadband Action Plan for New Administration and Congress

‘First 100 Days: Building Our Connected Future’  

Range of priority, bipartisan broadband policy recommendations for President-elect Biden and new Congress to fast-track American connectivity goals


WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom—The Broadband Association today released a comprehensive policy framework to advance the future of American connectivity in the United States.

‘First 100 Days: Building Our Connected Future’ outlines a series of key policy priorities for the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress with specific recommendations and strategies to advance each goal in the first 100 days.

Among the key connectivity priorities outlined by USTelecom:

  • Finish the Job of Connecting Every American
  • Tackle Broadband Affordability—Starting with Our Kids
  • Any New Online Consumer Protections Must Be Modern, Consistent and National
  • Strengthen Global Leadership on Cybersecurity
  • Elevate and Coordinate Technology Policy at the White House

Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom’s president and CEO opened the report with a letter to President-elect Biden and incoming members of the 117th Congress:

“The first 100 days of a new administration and new Congress are critical to charting a clear, bipartisan course for our nation’s policy agenda. Whatever the challenge – COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity, climate change, healthcare, education, job creation, or national security – broadband can and must play an essential role in any plan to lift Americans up and move our nation forward. Throughout this pandemic, when our citizens have needed them most, America’s broadband providers – and the networks we build – have delivered through billions of dollars of investments and strong partnerships with government. Now more than ever we must sustain this progress together.”

USTelecom’s First 100 Days
Building Our Connected Future 

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Finish the Job of Connecting Every American

  • 100-Days Action: Advance legislation to fully invest in the broadband infrastructure programs required to rapidly and permanently close the digital divide in America.

Read full list of actions HERE.

Tackle Broadband Affordability—Starting with Our Kids

  • 100-Days Action: Launch and fast-track a major initiative that makes public resources available to ensure low-income students and all at-risk Americans have access to broadband at home.

 Read full list of actions HERE.

Any New Online Consumer Protections Must Be Modern, Consistent and National

  • 100-Days Action: Insist on consistent national approaches so consumers across the country can trust they have equal protections under the law and companies can invest with the confidence that our nation will continue its global leadership under a cohesive, national innovation policy.

 Read full list of actions HERE.

 Strengthen Global Leadership on Cybersecurity

  •  100-Days Action: Quickly convene a senior level industry and government team of technology and policy experts to review the effectiveness of major public-private cybersecurity initiatives.

 Read full list of actions HERE.

Elevate and Coordinate Technology Policy at the White House

  • 100-Days Action: Undertake a strategic assessment of how interagency technology policy development and coordination can be improved and streamlined, starting with reconstituting the national cybersecurity policy coordinating function at the White House.

 Read full list of actions HERE.

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