Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A Game Plan to—Finally—Connect Every American to Broadband Opinion Piece by John Stankey, CEO of AT&T

According to a recent Gallup survey, more than 60 percent of Americans have been able to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to high-speed internet connections. Since 1996, U.S. broadband providers have invested nearly $2 trillion to connect our communities, incentivized by sound, pro-investment policies. This private investment has been well spent, providing most American consumers good value over some of the world’s best networks.

But there’s a problem: Our networks still don’t reach everyone, and private dollars alone won’t solve this challenge.

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