July 21, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
Solutions to Support Deployment, Adoption and Digital Skills Required to Permanently Close America’s Connectivity Gap
Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Wednesday reacting to legislative text reported to represent the latest proposal for broadband as part of bipartisan infrastructure negotiations.
“Connect Americans Now is pleased lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize that dedicating significant resources to tackle the digital divide is an essential component of updating the nation’s infrastructure,” Cullen said. “CAN encourages lawmakers to build on the positive momentum for action, and continue working on a bipartisan basis, to deliver the resources required to ensure every American can participate in the 21st century digital economy.”
“Through the infrastructure process and beyond, CAN looks forward to continuing to work with policymakers to advance immediate and permanent solutions to close the broadband gap,” Cullen continued. “This must include resources and programs to expand broadband deployment, support broadband adoption and provide digital skills training in every American community.”
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 more on CAN and our mission HERE.