Thursday, January 28, 2021

Telecom Unites to Press White House, Congress on Workforce Development

 UPDATE Ten groups representing the telecommunications industry Wednesday banded together to urge President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to support broadband-related job skills development as part of any infrastructure bill.   

The associations include the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA), INCOMPAS, NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), USTelecom – The Broadband Association, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

Biden and top congressional Democrats are preparing to secure a big increase in federal broadband spending this year, Inside Towers reported. They want to obtain billions of dollars in new government aid to improve internet access and affordability — and help people stay online during the pandemic. Continue Reading

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