The Trump Administration has released the American Broadband Initiative (ABI) Milestones Report, which includes recommendations on how the federal government and the private sector can partner to increase broadband access to all areas of the United States, specifically rural areas.
“WIA strongly supports the ABI report and thanks the Trump Administration for its focus on ensuring that all Americans have access to robust broadband the benefits it brings to communities across the country,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “The recommendations included in the report will alleviate numerous barriers to wireless broadband deployment by encouraging investment to propel broadband access across the country.”
This report outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and actions that agencies are taking to increase private-sector investment in broadband. The report’s recommendations are grouped into three categories: streamlining Federal permitting processes to speed broadband deployment, leveraging federal assets to lower the cost of broadband buildouts, and maximizing the impact of federal funding.