James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense, Reacts to Newsom's $7B Investment in Broadband
San Francisco (May 14, 2021) -- Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense, issues the following statement in reaction to Governor Newsom's California Comeback Plan, which includes $7B investment in broadband:
"We are excited by the Governor's groundbreaking decision to include a $7 billion investment in universal and accessible broadband for all Californians. This investment will position California as a national leader in closing the digital divide through the expansion of broadband infrastructure, increased affordability, and enhanced access to broadband. Affordable and adequate broadband connectivity and speeds are vital for education, emergency response and preparedness, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, and other essential services. We applaud the Governor for prioritizing broadband in his proposed budget and urge the legislature to include these funds in the final budget."
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Lisa Cohen, Common Sense Media