While encouraging, that’s a temporary program that will expire after the end of the public health emergency. Other government programs have delivered tremendous benefits, but these programs on their own do not do enough to close the broadband gap.
We believe it’s time for Congress to take bolder steps to Accelerate America by funding broadband connectivity in a way that permanently gives Americans more choices and more resources.
We're proposing a new public policy approach that asks Congress to provide long-term financial support for broadband services in three areas: affordability, adoption, and access. This comprehensive approach, which builds on prior efforts to close the digital divide and supplements existing programs, will help empower all Americans to thrive in the digital age.