June 26, 2018
Background: Today the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled “Discussion Draft: National Telecommunications and Information Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.”
The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:
“Today’s hearing reaffirmed the critical role NTIA plays in facilitating broadband deployment and connecting communities across America. From identifying unserved and underserved areas through broadband mapping, to coordinating funding opportunities with various federal agencies, reauthorizing NTIA to continue these efforts will further support broadband deployment by helping to bridge the digital divide without wastefully duplicating private investment already underway.
We thank the members of the Communications and Technology subcommittee for their leadership and for once again focusing on the need for federal government coordination of broadband deployment efforts through NTIA.”