“Building on Bipartisan Momentum Behind Broadband: A Chat with FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington”


Featuring a virtual fireside chat with FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington, and Bruce Mehlman, Founding IIA Co-Chairman and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Tech Policy.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2:00 p.m. ET

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate recently reached a historic agreement on broadband, approving the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that includes $42.5 billion for high-speed internet infrastructure and $14.2 billion to help low-income Americans afford to service. But many partisan pitfalls in tech and telecom still threaten the continued advancement of the broadband ecosystem.

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a broad-based coalition supporting broadband availability and access for all Americans since 2004, invites you to hear a discussion on how to ensure that the United States continues to lead the world in internet investment and innovation between FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington and Bruce Mehlman, Founding Co-Chairman of IIA and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy. Commissioner Simington and Bruce will explore:

  • The post-pandemic outlook for broadband deployment and adoption.

  • Extension of the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit in the form of the Affordable Connectivity Program, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

  • The future of American competitiveness in next-generation wireless.

  • The optimal regulatory environment for broadband investment and innovation.

Easy sign-up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/214040146926443790