James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense, Issues Statement on President Biden's American Jobs Plan
SAN FRANCISCO (March 31, 2021) -- James P. Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, issued the following statement in reaction to President Biden's American Jobs Plan unveiled today. Common Sense has been a leader in developing broadband policy that will ensure all students, families, and businesses in America are finally connected to robust, future-proof, and affordable broadband:
"The President's broadband announcement is a win for every family and business in America, in every part of the country. Broadband for all is a policy whose time has come.
"Common Sense has spent years working on broadband policy to ensure that all students can be connected at school and at home, and our research in 2020 and earlier this year made the case for a robust broadband infrastructure investment to ensure every American household can get connected -- and stay connected. We made it clear that having ‘future-proof' and affordable broadband at home is as vital as having running water and electricity, and now the Biden Administration is putting that idea into policy.
"The Biden plan would help to ensure every part of the country is connected to high-speed broadband at prices that make it more affordable for consumers. Everybody is a winner under this broadband plan. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to enact robust investments in broadband deployment and digital inclusion and to get moving on the next step in connecting all Americans."
Lisa Cohen, Common Sense Media