INCOMPAS Welcomes and Supports Health Care Broadband Expansion COVID-19 Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2020) – A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), introduced the Health Care Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act today. The bill allocates $2 billion to help health care providers increase their broadband capacity and expand telehealth services.
In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:
“We need heroes and heroes need broadband. INCOMPAS is proud to support the bipartisan effort to boost broadband funding to hospitals and healthcare workers on the front lines of the crisis and recovery. COVID-19 disruptions have stretched hospital budgets and $2 billion in funding would help rural communities and expand telehealth remedies.
“We wish to thank U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Angus King (I-Maine), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) for their leadership on this critical issue for families and our health care community.”
INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at www.incompas.org or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering