The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) is voicing its support for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)’s introduction Thursday of the “Digital Equity Act” which seeks to authorize over $1 billion in Federal grants to further increase rates of digital inclusion in the United States and its territories.
Co-sponsors of this legislation are Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Angus King (I-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Jack Reed (D-RI); the House of Representatives plans a complimentary bill.
The Digital Equity Act would be implemented through the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and is expected to provide up to $1.25 billion over 5 years.
- Read the NDIA article “Senator Murray introduces Digital Equity Act of 2019“
- Read Sen. Patty Murray’s “Why We Need the Digital Equity Act“