NATOA Endorses the Community Broadband Act
NATOA joined a long list of local government and public interest organizations in continuing to support the Community Broadband Act (H.R. 1631). NATOA also has supported this bill in the last two sessions of Congress. The bill was introduced again this session by Representatives Eshoo and Golden, and the Senate version (S. 1460) by Senator Booker. The Community Broadband Act ensures that local governments have the tools they need to address broadband equity in their communities by prohibiting state laws that ban or limit broadband systems administered by municipalities, co-ops, or public-private partnerships. The bill is also included in Representative Clyburn’s Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (H.R. 1783) and Representative Pallone’s LIFT America Act (H.R. 1848).