Rep. Upton Calls Out FCC Following SOTU “Incomplete Broadband Network” Comment
On Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, President Obama made reference to an "incomplete high-speed broadband network" as one of America’s construction challenges. The lacking broadband infrastructure, according to Obama, prevents some small businesses from reaching world markets.
Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton responded to the President’s remarks. Defending Republican incentive auction legislation he backed, Upton commented, "The President said we have an incomplete high-speed broadband network, but his Federal Communications Commission is protecting its turf instead of joining us to free up airwaves to build the next generation communications network."
America’s broadband providers understand the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure and increasing broadband access. Since 2008, broadband providers have invested more than $250 billion to expand access to broadband technology to homes and businesses throughout America.
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