Broadband Equity for All Applauds Signing of Broadband Infrastructure Bill


Washington, D.C., — Broadband Equity for All, a group of more than 40 leading civil rights groups, consumer groups and private sector leaders, today released the following statement upon the signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


We commend President Biden and both houses of Congress for their bipartisan efforts to connect every individual to high-speed internet and close the digital divide. This bill provides a predictable, dependable, long-term broadband benefit program that will ensure that people from every community can get connected and help guarantee the educational benefits, health care access and economic prosperity that come with the ability to get online.


With passage of this bipartisan legislation, more low-income households will be able to afford high-speed broadband and experience all of the possibilities and opportunities it provides.


Member organizations of Broadband Equity for All include:

ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association

African American Mayors Association

American Association of People with Disabilities

Asian American Federation

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship

AT&T

Balm in Gilead

Black Women’s Roundtable

Business Forward

Charter

Code for America

Comcast

Conference of National Black Churches

Council of Korean Americans

EveryoneOn

Hispanic Federation

Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership

Japanese American Citizens League

Kapor Center

League of United Latin American Citizens

LGBT Tech

MANA, A National Latina Organization

Microsoft

Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

National Action Network

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

National Black Caucus of State Legislators

National Black Farmers Association

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Consumers League

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

National Grange

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

National Hispanic Media Coalition

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women

National Urban League

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

Partnership to Advance Virtual Care

Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute

T-Mobile USA

Texas eHealth Alliance

The Latino Coalition

Third Way

U.S. Black Chambers

UnidosUS

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

US Distance Learning Association

Verizon

Women Impacting Public Policy