Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding the Signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

“With the President’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. has taken an historic step to speed the deployment of next-generation broadband networks to unserved households and to build a durable support mechanism that will help low-income consumers connect to the internet. While much work remains to ensure that government funds remain properly focused and are efficiently administered consistent with Congressional intent, this package advances our national imperative to get everyone connected to robust and reliable broadband service. With cable broadband providers already expanding our networks to reach unconnected homes and working with community partners to encourage broadband adoption, these funds can accelerate the types of public – private partnerships that can achieve real results in more communities.  We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to close the remaining digital gaps in America.”