December 02, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement today from Vince Jesaitis, vice president for government affairs, following a markup that approved two broadband bills being considered by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce:

“Today’s subcommittee vote advances these proposals to boost wired and wireless broadband to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, and we encourage the full committee to follow suit and pass them as well. These bills are an important step toward enabling greater broadband network availability, quality, connectivity, and choice for American consumers. If enacted, they would allow greater investment in network infrastructure and more robust wireless networks, ultimately benefitting consumers with better mobile and home broadband service and increased competition.”

“ITI thanks Chairmen Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Ranking Members Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), and the subcommittee members for their action to move these broadband expansion bills forward. We also thank Reps. Guthrie and Matsui for their continued work on the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, and we look forward to working with them to advance these initiatives through the legislative process.”

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Public Policy Tags: Broadband, Communications, & Spectrum