Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Regarding U.S. Senate Confirmation of Alan Davidson to lead the NTIA

“We congratulate Alan Davidson on his approval by the Senate to lead the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Alan will play a critical role in overseeing the implementation of the billions of dollars of funding for broadband construction included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. With the tens of billions of dollars dedicated to broadband infrastructure, America has an historic opportunity to accomplish universal connectivity but only if the funds are targeted where they are needed most and the program does not stray from its intent of connecting communities without robust broadband service. NTIA also plays an important role in advancing a balanced spectrum policy that serves the needs of licensed and unlicensed users as well as leading the development of a national policy on privacy and data. We look forward to working with Alan and the NTIA on these important issues and keeping America at the forefront of communications innovation.”