January 31, 2017
Background: Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to launch a Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee to focus on ways to accelerate deployment of high-speed internet service.
The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Chairman Pai’s focus on practical, nuts and bolts issues that will spur broadband investment and reduce the digital divide makes great sense. His Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee should help cut through the red tape that slows the rollout of gigabit networks and makes it harder to reach rural Americans. For all our nation’s broadband customers, this committee is the right idea at the right time, and USTelecom’s member companies will look forward to supporting its important work.”