May 15, 2019
Background: Today U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06), Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, introduced The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act. The bill includes $40 billion for the deployment of secure and resilient broadband, $12 billion in grants for the implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1, and $5 billion in federal funding for low-interest financing of broadband infrastructure deployment.
The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom:
“Chairman Pallone is spot on—we need a massive national commitment to improve American infrastructure—right now. This includes smart and substantial direct funding mechanisms that allow for faster and more widespread broadband deployment everywhere. This bill creates a clear path forward to bring more Americans online and direct public funds to unserved communities most in need of service. Both chambers of Congress must be laser-focused on passing meaningful infrastructure legislation which will pay dividends in the form of national productivity, connectivity, and growth.”
More information about USTelecom’s work on supporting smart infrastructure is available HERE.
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