The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requires the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to “ensure that Federal policies promote equal access to robust broadband internet access service by prohibiting deployment discrimination.”

Listen to this discussion on the FCC’s ongoing efforts to effectuate this portion of the statute and how policymakers can best achieve the goal of equitable broadband deployment. The discussion considered what discrimination means in this context, whether broadband providers engage in it, and what regulatory actions would best ensure Americans have access to the broadband they need.

– Diana Eisner, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, USTelecom
– Jenna Leventoff, Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge
– Crystal Tully, Deputy Staff Director, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
– Sanford Williams, Special Advisor to Chairwoman Rosenworcel and Deputy Managing Director, The Office of the Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
– Moderator: Joe Kane, Director of Broadband and Spectrum Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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