Connect Americans Now (CAN) Encourages Lawmakers To Move Forward With Critical First Step Toward Closing Broadband Gap

U.S. House Must Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — Continue Working on Permanent Solutions to Ensure Affordable, Reliable Broadband for All

Press Release
August 24, 2021
Contact: Jon Conradi
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Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement Tuesday encouraging U.S. House lawmakers to continue working together on a path forward to advance the bipartisan infrastructure package.

“Connect Americans Now encourages House lawmakers to continue working collaboratively to swiftly pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes a $65 billion down payment to help make broadband more accessible and affordable,” said Cullen. “While much more will need to be done to completely and permanently bridge the digital divide, this package will deliver crucial positive progress in pursuit of greater digital equity for every American community.”

“Once this critical first step is passed and signed into law, Congress must build on the momentum to advance permanent solutions to ensure every American has access to an affordable, reliable broadband connection and the skills needed to participate in the 21st century digital economy,” Cullen added.

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 following the Senate’s passage of the bill HERE.

Learn more about solutions to permanently close the broadband gap HERE.

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