Internet for All
is our mission.
is our guide.
Build the Backbone for the Future
The heartland is the home for ideas. But over 30 million Americans lack access to broadband. Kids are doing homework in parking lots, and rural hospitals can’t connect with patients. Bad maps and monopoly broadband policies have failed rural America.
It’s time for new networks and more competition. Any solution – wired, wireless, satellite or 5G – simply won’t work without a better fiber backbone. Let’s get building.
America’s boom towns create jobs for the future. But old, slow and aging broadband infrastructure is holding back cities, suburbs and small towns. Lack of choice, high prices and slow speed are frustrating families and hurting small businesses who need faster internet to grow.
New networks built by competition help mayors and city leaders attract jobs and investment.
The Infrastructure Solution
Infrastructure funds should Incentivize NEW networks that deliver the fastest speeds and greater bandwidth. Don’t waste money on old and slow. America needs Gigabit goals and beyond.
Competition drives broadband prices lower. Allowing new competitors and small, local providers opportunities in infrastructure programs creates more JOBS, brings new innovation and forces older networks to upgrade and compete on services and price.
Families and small businesses can’t wait for better broadband. We must help states, cities and towns with resources and guidance that speeds deployment, attracts competition and increases investment.
The Broadband Economy
Broadband Usage Will Keep Growing Post-Pandemic
Average broadband consumption per household.
Gigabytes consumed, downstream and upstream.
Mignon Clyburn is a Former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC)
Chip Pickering is the CEO of INCOMPAS, a former Republican Member of Congress from Mississippi