Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing to discuss broadband adoption across the United States. As part of the hearing, panelists discussed the increased use and deployment of wireless broadband. During questioning, Senate committee members inquired about the importance of being connected, and how wireless networks are increasingly connecting Americans to the Internet. Panelists responded that devices are not only becoming increasingly mobile, but that this increased connectivity is allowing for more opportunities for all Americans. The hearing also touched on how wireless is more affordable than ever and how it is an efficient way of closing the digital divide and the gap in broadband deployment. The panelists noted that closing this gap will allow for more Americans to become connected to the Internet which will help our society move forward.
To view the archived webcast of the hearing, click here.