NTIA Has Historic Opportunity to Make Significant Progress Toward Eliminating the Digital Divide
January 11, 2022
Contact: Jon Conradi
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Tuesday on the U.S. Senate confirmation of Alan Davidson to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
“Connect Americans Now (CAN) congratulates Alan Davidson on his confirmation to lead the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at a critical time for the future of digital equity in America,” Cullen said. “NTIA will soon implement historic broadband programs established by the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act that, with the right leadership and guardrails, can make significant progress toward eliminating the digital divide in many American communities.”
“NTIA can maximize the reach and effectiveness of these broadband programs by staying true to the law and advancing guidance to ensure deployments do not favor one type of technology or another, but rather follow an all-of-the-above, technology-neutral approach that ensures unserved communities are not left behind,” Cullen continued. “CAN looks forward to working with Davidson and NTIA to seize this historic opportunity to eliminate the digital divide for as many people as possible as rapidly as possible.”
Founded in 2017, 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 on Davidson’s nomination HERE.
Learn more about Connect Americans Now HERE.