News - April 28, 2021

INCOMPAS Statement on President Biden’s Address, Broadband Infrastructure Commitment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2021) – President Joseph Biden delivered his first Address to Congress tonight, highlighting his commitment to an infrastructure plan that includes funding for broadband, and stated that it would create jobs and connect the 35% of rural Americans who lack coverage.

In response to the President’s remarks, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:

“Broadband competition is the key to connecting all Americans to the internet, lowering prices and increasing speeds that our small businesses desperately need to compete. It was encouraging to see President Biden reach out to Republicans tonight, seeking a bi-partisan compromise on his infrastructure plan that will make America stronger and better prepared for the future.

“On broadband infrastructure, Congress faces a choice: go big and bold or get stuck with old and slow. Other nations have set gigabit speed goals and are beating America on 5G deployment. Now is the time to invest in a better broadband future and demand that robust competition drive deployment and lower prices for all Americans living in urban, suburban and rural communities.”