- Act Now
- Open Internet
- Promoting Creativity
- Open & Accessible Technology
Today, Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, along with Energy and Commerce ranking member Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee ranking member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), introduced the Broadband Affordability Act of 2013. This bill would modernize the Universal Service Fund Lifeline Assistance Program to include broadband access. By making broadband access more affordable for low income communities there is an opportunity to bridge the digital divide.
These changes to the Lifeline Program ensure low income Americans access to the communications networks of the future. As the transition to an all-IP communications infrastructure procedes, it's imperative that every American has access to affordable and dependable communications services.