June 30, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
President Says Broadband “A Necessity, Like Water and Electricity” As Lawmakers Weigh Critical Infrastructure Solutions
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Wednesday on remarks from President Joe Biden noting the critical importance of investment in expanding broadband access.
“Connect Americans Now commends President Biden for reiterating his commitment to closing the broadband gap in every American community,” said Richard T. Cullen, executive director of CAN. “CAN agrees with the president that broadband is a necessity, not a luxury, and calls on Congress to deliver on the urgent need for substantial investments in deployment, adoption and skills training to ensure every American can unlock the full potential of 21st century digital tools.”
During a visit to La Cross, Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Biden said broadband “isn’t a luxury, it’s now a necessity, like water and electricity.” The president also reiterated his commitment to ensuring broadband “is available in every American home.”
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 more on CAN and our mission HERE.