October 6, 2020
Contact: Jon Conradi
Policies to Maximize Spectrum Resources, Including Greater Utilization of TV White Space, Are Critical to Addressing the Digital Divide
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) issued a statement Tuesday after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a draft Report and Order to help address the digital divide by clearing regulatory barriers to TV white space technology. The item is scheduled to be considered by the full Commission on October 27.
“The pandemic has made more urgent than ever the need for every American to have access to broadband internet,” said CAN executive director Richard Cullen. “We commend FCC Chairman Pai for his commitment to policies that clear regulatory barriers to innovative solutions like TV white space that will help expand broadband access in unserved and underserved communities.”
Connect Americans Now (CAN) is a coalition of more than 275 organizations and companies representing voices for agriculture, health care, education, small business, technology, veterans, rural advocacy and more — committed to completely and swiftly eliminating the digital divide in America by supporting a mixed-technology approach that leverages the full potential of every tool in the nation’s toolkit.
Learn more about CAN, the coalition and its mission HERE.