Coalition Applauds Positive Progress, Urges Administration to Maximize Positive Impact of Federal Programs and Calls for Policymakers to Advance Additional Permanent Solutions
March 1, 2022
Contact: Jon Conradi
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Tuesday in response to remarks from President Biden on broadband and the digital divide during the State of the Union address.
“Connect Americans Now (CAN) commends President Biden for his continued commitment to ensuring every American community has access to an affordable, reliable broadband connection,” Cullen stated. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed by Congress and signed into law last year, will provide a historic investment toward eliminating the digital divide in America.”
“Now, CAN urges the administration to maximize the positive impact of resources targeting the broadband gap by implementing a mixed-technology approach to connect as many people as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Cullen continued. “Congress and the administration must also advance additional, permanent solutions to ensure every person in America has access to affordable, reliable broadband and the digital devices and skills necessary for success in the 21st century economy and classroom.”
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.