December 15, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after the Senate Commerce Committee cleared Alan Davidson to lead the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:
“NTIA is about to be supercharged with $42.5 billion in broadband deployment funding and will be at the fulcrum of connectivity policy over the next few years, so this is a super important development as Washington, states and the connectivity community look ahead to 2022 and the (complicated) implementation of the infrastructure law.
“The agency needs a leader with not just private and public technology experience (which Mr. Davidson has), but a bold vision for 100 percent connectivity and a commitment to getting this funding out the door and into the right hands. He has that too. Here’s hoping the Senate acts ASAP and Mr. Davidson can be sworn in and get the show on the road.”
USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband. Visit us at www.ustelecom.org.