Sending Office: Honorable Paul Tonko
COSPONSOR ACCESS BROADBAND ACT
Bipartisan Cosponsors: Paul Tonko, Susan Brooks,
Broadband Internet access is often the difference between success and failure for students doing homework, job seekers training for a new career, doctors reading a medical scan or entrepreneurs starting a small business. It allows loved ones separated by
In addition, these resources are allocated with little accountability or oversight on behalf of taxpayers. Without a streamlined system, the burden falls on local leaders to wade through red tape and the impact is uncoordinated and can be difficult to track.
H.R. 1328: The ACCESS BROADBAND Act
(Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Businesses Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand)
• Establishes an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which already has the necessary infrastructure, resources and staff to oversee and track broadband funding across agencies.
• Directs this office to simplify access for small businesses and local communities, possibly including small business workshops and other support resources.
• Streamlines process for small businesses & local governments to apply for federal broadband assistance; improves coordination across government and the private sector.
Last Congress ACCESS BROADBAND passed in the House with strong bipartisan support.
Internet access would help many Americans find success in countless parts of their lives and across all sectors of our economy. If you would like to cosponsor this efficient government legislation or have any questions, please contact Emily Silverberg with
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