- Act Now
- Open Internet
- Promoting Creativity
- Open & Accessible Technology
Background: The draft stimulus package from the House Appropriations Committee Democrats not only included $6 billion for projects, but imposed open-network and build-out requirements. You can read them here and here. See pages 16-19 in the report.
The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The draft stimulus package took the right approach in insisting that money given for broadband programs have conditions to benefit the public through build-out requirements and open-network principles.