In Commerce Committee Hearing, Sinema Highlighted Historic Broadband Investment in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Nov 17, 2021

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During today’s hearing Sinema secured a commitment from the FCC to quickly complete broadband maps and begin broadband deployment across Arizona

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema highlighted the historic investment in broadband from her bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is now law. During her remarks, Sinema discussed the importance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) completing nationwide broadband maps to determine the greatest need for broadband and begin deploying it in Arizona and across the country. FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel pledged to complete the broadband mapping process as quickly as possible, paving the way for broadband deployment in Arizona.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law provides a significant investment in broadband deployment, with Arizona set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars to expand access to broadband internet. This is crucial for Arizonans living in rural and tribal areas. But in order to allocate these broadband investments, the FCC needs to finally update its broadband maps to determine which areas of the country currently do not have access to high-speed broadband,” said Sinema. 
Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act law makes historic and sweeping investments in repairing and upgrading America’s critical infrastructure, including $65 billion to deploy high-speed broadband, expand broadband internet access, and help families afford broadband service.