Two bipartisan broadband bills have been introduced in Congress this week, demonstrating Congressional commitment to working together to improve broadband access in the United States: H.R. 3995, the Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2017 and H.R. 3994, the Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Business Resources, Opportunities, Access and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand (ACCESS BROADBAND) Act.
The Fiber Broadband Association and its members applaud Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for introducing these bills. Broadband services offer innumerable educational and business opportunities, which all of our fellow Americans—including the veterans who have given so much to this country—should be able to benefit from.
These bills represent a critical step towards better access, accelerating our connected future. We believe that better access will lead to a better life for our peers across the nation, and we look forward to working with Congress to help make that happen.