Western Governors submit policy recommendations regarding the future of broadband affordability

WGA News

In correspondence with the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) submitted policy recommendations regarding its May 2, 2024, hearing, The Future of Broadband Affordability. “Western Governors encourage Congress and federal agencies to recognize that the current definition of broadband – 25/3 Mbps – does not correspond with the requisite download and upload speeds necessary to support many business, education, and health care applications that promote economic and community prosperity,” read the letter of May 2, 2024, signed by WGA’s executive director Jack Waldorf. “Western Governors request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal entities prioritize scalable broadband infrastructure investments that meet communities’ increased bandwidth demands into the future.” Read the full correspondence for further details.

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