Inslee: Broadband plan moves US towards fast lane of the information superhighway

Reclaim the Media:

This afternoon, Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on today's release of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2020 Broadband Vision document:

The FCC's broadband proposal outlines a comprehensive approach to advancing the technology and innovation that are integral to our economic future. No place is this more evident than in my home state of Washington, where 40% of the jobs are in technology based industries that rely on broadband, and that number continues to grow.

The world continues to speed down the information superhighway while the United States tries to keep up. Today, the U.S. ranks 35th in broadband capabilities - as measured by speed - and only 60% of U.S. households have a broadband connection. The FCC's plan is a first step in putting our foot on the gas pedal and moving into the fast lane. As a member of the Energy and Commerce committee I look forward to discussing this plan in more detail with my colleagues and am dedicated to implementing its goals. The American economy depends on making this vision a reality.

Rep. Jay Inslee has represented Washington State's 1st District, which is home to companies like Microsoft, Boeing, and Nintendo of American, since 1999. As a member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Jay has been a fierce advocate for economic growth through innovation, information access, and adoption of clean energy technology.

article originally published at Reclaim the Media.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey