CAN Commends White House Dedication to Affordable Broadband, Encourages Administration to Affirm Commitment to All-of-the-Above Approach to Ending Digital Divide

Flexibility for States and Providers Can Maximize the Cost-Effectiveness and Positive Impact of Broadband Deployments

Press Release
May 9, 2022
Contact: Jon Conradi
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Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Monday on the release of a White House fact sheet on broadband and ahead of scheduled remarks from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on broadband infrastructure from the Rose Garden.

“Connect Americans Now (CAN) commends the Biden Administration’s dedication to bringing affordable, reliable broadband to every American community,” said Richard T. Cullen. “During their remarks, we encourage President Biden and Vice President Harris to additionally affirm the administration’s commitment to an all-of-the-above approach to ending the digital divide that gives states and broadband providers the flexibility needed to maximize the positive impact of federal broadband programs in communities with differing needs and challenges.”

“CAN has applauded recent comments from members of the Biden Administration, particularly Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator Alan Davidson, expressing their commitment to ensuring federal broadband programs prioritize unserved communities and provide critical flexibility for states and broadband providers,” continued Cullen. “We look forward to hearing President Biden and Vice President Harris’ remarks about the administration’s work to ensure billions of dollars for broadband made available by the recent infrastructure law reach as many Americans as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible.”

Connect Americans Now (CAN) is a broad-based coalition of more than 300 companies and organizations representing leading voices in agriculture, education, health care, veterans’ issues, technology and small business — committed to urgent action to completely eliminate the digital divide in every American community.

Read CAN’s statement applauding recent comments from Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo HERE.

Read CAN’s statement applauding recent comments from NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson HERE.

Learn more about how federal agencies can maximize the positive impact of infrastructure law broadband programs HERE.

Learn more about Connect Americans Now and the coalition’s mission HERE.


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