Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FCC Commissioner Pai Introduces Plan to Close the Digital Divide

Today, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai introduced his “Digital Empowerment Agenda,” which would increase the availability and affordability of broadband and close the digital divide. Commissioner Pai’s plan would establish gigabit opportunity zones to bring broadband to the nation’s most economically challenged areas, extend mobile broadband to rural areas with high costs and low population density, remove regulatory barriers to allow for more private investment and deployment of next-generation broadband networks, and promote entrepreneurial activity by eliminating old rules that create barriers to new technologies and competitors.  
Commissioner Pai’s agenda is a tremendous initiative to eliminate the digital divide and provide benefits to consumers throughout the U.S. economy.