Broadband
Infrastructure

There’s a lot of talk in Washington about infrastructure — and broadband is a large part of it.

We agree, it’s time to invest big in broadband and build new networks in those communities who are not yet connected. With the U.S. Senate’s passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill, we’ve never been closer to reaching every American with high-speed internet. The U.S. House will now vote on this historic legislation, and every voice counts as debate begins. America has never been closer to closing the digital divide than it is today!

Let’s Get The Future Right

As Congress looks for bold solutions to America’s infrastructure problems, let’s support smart policies that get the future of broadband right.

If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It.

Unlike other infrastructure, where lack of funding and maintenance have left our roads, bridges and electrical grids in bad shape, broadband has kept ahead of demand. Broadband providers regularly upgrade and enhance their networks, and are already building networks of the future with speeds up to 10 gigabits per second! Broadband may not need “fixing” like America’s other infrastructure, but it does need continued investment. 

Why Does Broadband Need More Investment?

Today, 5% of America still cannot access high-speed internet at home. Many unserved communities are in hard-to-reach rural areas that are a challenge to connect. In fact, according to a Federal Communications Commission study, it will cost over $60 billion to connect the rest of the nation. With broadband infrastructure on Washington’s agenda, getting America 100% connected has never been closer to reality than it is now!

Why Do We Need to Connect 100% of America?

You don’t need to look any further than the COVID-19 pandemic to see the benefits of broadband. Access to broadband has allowed business, education and healthcare communities to quickly adapt and keep the economy running and students learning. As the broadband industry invests to “future proof” our internet with blazing fast speeds and broader access, the economy will benefit through nearly 700,000 new jobs and $330 billion in economic impact. Every community in America deserves access to the possibilities broadband provides.

How Can You Shape the Future?

With a laser focus on common-sense solutions that can finally connect all of America, every person and community will have a brighter future. As Congress debates what to include in infrastructure legislation, lending your voice and sharing your story will make sure America gets the future right!

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The Path to 100% Connectivity

Smart broadband infrastructure policies would tap existing experience to connect all Americans and “future proof” our networks through the following solutions:

Expand

Focus on expanding broadband to areas that currently lack access. Using tax dollars to build networks where there is already high-speed internet makes no sense. 

Collaborate

Partner with companies that have proven experience providing internet service to millions of homes across the country. Working with them is a win for everyone.

Empower

Support federal, state, and local assistance programs that provide all Americans with equitable access to the power of broadband. 

Lend Your Voice

As Congress debates what to include in infrastructure legislation, lend your voice to make sure America gets the future of broadband right!

What You Need to Know

$
65
billion
needed to connect all of America
5
%
of Americans
lack access to any type of broadband
80
%
of U.S. households
have access to gigabit speeds

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Now is the Time
to Get the Future of Broadband Right