Tuesday, the US Senate took a major step forward toward ensuring that fiber broadband is available to every American. The Fiber Broadband Association is encouraged by the bipartisan Senate support in recognizing that broadband is as much a part of the country’s critical infrastructure as roads and bridges. Indeed, broadband is the bridge to global competitiveness and economic prosperity in the 21st Century. This Administration and Congress have the opportunity to make a historical investment in our country’s fiber broadband future that will benefit generations to come. The forward-looking standards for network deployment included in this legislation will help ensure digital equity and enable every community to leverage the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. FBA applauds the Senators who set aside partisan differences to work together on this critical legislation and we encourage members of the House of Representatives to do the same.