FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said he is committed to pushing for permanent principles for broadband and data regulation.
Carr said at the Incompas Policy Summit on Feb. 9 that he would like to see those principles — including how the FCC should operate and regulate — insulated from political swings every election by codifying them in law.
Carr was addressing how to remove barriers to broadband access during his keynote at the Incompas summit. Noting the long-lasting effects of the pandemic, he said people are looking for stability and long-term solutions for the digital divide.
Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, who was also speaking at the summit, praised Carr for listening to his constituents and taking their concerns back to Washington. He said a lot of republican rural areas don’t have broadband, which is a bipartisan issue.
Getting adequate broadband to everyone is a team effort that needs bipartisan support, industry support, and leaders on all levels, he noted.
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