INCOMPAS: House Infrastructure Bill Starts Movement Toward Broadband Gigabit Goals
WASHINGTON, D.C.(June 23, 2020) – Leaders in the House of Representatives introduced an infrastructure package yesterday, the Moving Forward Act (HR 2) that included key measures for expanding broadband access and increasing internet speeds.
INCOMPAS has advocated for connectivity funding for providers impacted by COVID-19 and for changing current broadband speed benchmarks from the current slow rate of 25 Mbps to 1 Gigabit.
In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:
“Now is the time to be bold on broadband, and gigabit speed goals for each and every American should be our benchmark. We are pleased the House infrastructure legislation takes initial steps toward delivering faster speeds. New networks mean more jobs, and competition means better broadband at a better price.
“We would like to thank Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House leadership, including Representatives James Clyburn, Frank Pallone, Anna Eshoo and Mike Doyle for making broadband access a priority for our nation.”
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