E&C Leaders Request GAO Review of Federal Efforts to Streamline Broadband Deployment & Close the Digital Divide
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of how improved interagency coordination can help streamline broadband deployment and close the digital divide, as well as what progress agencies are making toward these efforts.
Excerpts and highlights from the letter:
“Closing the digital divide remains a shared, bipartisan goal. In recent years, broadband has become increasingly integral to...