News - April 21, 2023
INCOMPAS Supports Rep. Fletcher's Broadband Incentives for Communities Act
Washington, D.C. – April 21, 2023 – INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering released the following statement in support of Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's (D-Texas) Broadband Incentives for Communities Act:
"We live in a world where people are more reliant on connectivity than ever before. The internet allows you to get a checkup from the doctor in the comfort of your living room, enables students to learn and get an education at the click of a button, allows small businesses to sell their goods across the globe, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Connectivity is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.
"With the historic infusion of resources to connect America, it is critical that Congress passes common sense solutions to ensure taxpayer dollars are used effectively and efficiently. Congresswoman Fletcher’s bill is the type of legislation that we need to support local officials as they begin to deploy future-focused, competitive networks.
"By providing the experts in the state broadband offices with the resources they need to build out their offices, they will be better equipped to facilitate and expedite the deployment process. This bill will not only maximize the impact of federal dollars, but it will also ensure Americans across the country have access to competitive, fast networks. INCOMPAS fully supports this critical piece of legislation and looks forward to continuing to work with Congress and state and local officials to streamline the deployment of broadband networks and bridge the digital divide."