Connect Americans Now (CAN) Commends FCC Action to Address Nation’s Mapping of the Digital Divide

Press Release
January 21, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
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Unanimous Adoption of Updated Data Collection Rules Demonstrates Bipartisan Commitment to Swift Implementation of Broadband Mapping Solutions

Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement commending members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for unanimously voting to adopt updated rules for the Digital Opportunity Data Collection.

“CAN commends members of the FCC for taking important next steps to fix the nation’s flawed broadband data after Congress did its part by providing the resources needed to implement solutions,” said CAN executive director Richard T. Cullen. “The Commission’s unanimous vote on Tuesday in support of new rules to implement the Digital Opportunity Data Collection demonstrates a bipartisan commitment to swift implementation of tremendously important broadband mapping solutions.”

“Accurate data on the digital divide is critical to better guiding public and private investments to ensure every unserved and underserved American achieves access to connectivity,” Cullen continued. “We look forward to working with the new Commission to build on this positive progress by continuing to prioritize solutions to swiftly improve broadband mapping data.”

Read CAN’s statement on Congress recently voting to provide full funding for implementation of broadband mapping solutions HERE.

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 through an all-of-the-above approach.

Read more on CAN and our mission HERE.


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