Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association supports efforts in the House and Senate to encourage broadband deployment and measure its economic impact.  Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with Senators Capito, Sullivan, Boozman, King, and Cortez Masto, reintroduced the “Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act.” The bill would require the Commerce Department to assess and report to Congress the economic impact of broadband adoption. The Senate passed this bill during the previous Congress.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“CCIA has supported innovative efforts to promote broadband buildout for more than 30 years because high speed internet access allows better access to information and economic opportunities. We support this effort to better understand the virtuous and dynamic benefits of broadband access and hope the study will also highlight the importance of competitive networks to encourage higher speed broadband access and better pricing.”