Full participation in 21st-century society requires everyone to have a reliable broadband connection to access work, healthcare, education and government resources. Many Americans, including millions who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, have yet to adopt broadband because they are simply unable to afford it.
Our shared future will, by necessity, be connected. If we do not adequately address all sides of the digital divide — equitable deployment of broadband infrastructure, affordable connectivity, digital readiness training and access to connected devices — we will undoubtedly fail the American people.
Now is the time to build an equitable broadband future for all.