Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Letter for House Committee Hearing on "Broadband Equity: Addressing Disparities in Access and Affordability"May 6, 2021
Comment letter expressing the critical need for a permanent broadband affordability and inclusion plan.
Type:Letter / Comment
On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its Media/Telecommunications Task Force, we submit our views regarding the critical need for a permanent broadband affordability and inclusion plan. We consider the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to be an important watershed moment in helping to connect millions of households to affordable broadband—but it is only the first step. A rapid and bold effort to support a permanent broadband benefit and digital inclusion program is necessary to meaningfully address the serious gaps in broadband adoption.