[Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member, Henry Waxman (CA-33) and the Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna Eshoo (CA-18), introduced legislation to reform and modernize the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline Assistance Program. The Broadband Adoption Act of 2013 would help bridge the digital divide by making in-home broadband services more affordable across the country.]
"We commend Reps. Matsui, Waxman and Eshoo for their tireless efforts to promote broadband adoption and help low-income households realize the benefits of high-speed Internet service. We also applaud them for introducing the 'Broadband Adoption Act,' that adopts appropriate universal service reforms and focuses greater attention on digital literacy and competitively neutral strategies to promote broadband adoption. We look forward to working with them and other members as Congress considers ways to bring new households online."