Statement of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding House Energy & Commerce Committee Markup of Legislative Recommendations for Budget Reconciliation

“As the country continues to respond to challenges brought on by the pandemic, we welcome the efforts of Chairman Pallone and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to advance legislation that will promote home broadband adoption and help schools that remain closed fulfill their educational mission through remote learning. Over the past several months, the cable industry has redoubled its own efforts to keep Americans connected, expanding our existing adoption programs and striking innovative new partnerships with school districts and other organizations to identify unconnected families and bring them online. With added resources, we look forward to seeing such collaborative efforts intensify so we can shrink the homework gap, help teachers and students stay connected, and bring the benefits of broadband to new families across America.”