With more Americans relying on their communications services than ever during the pandemic, House Democrats introduced the Moving Forward Act, a new broadband infrastructure bill containing vital funding to expand broadband service.
CWA President Chris Shelton thanked the Members of Congress for introducing a bill that includes many provisions important to CWA members, including strong labor protections.
"Millions of families in the United States do not have access to affordable, reliable broadband internet connections – totally unacceptable before, but especially unacceptable during a pandemic when many are being asked to stay at home to bend the curve to save lives," said Shelton. "The House Democrats' broadband infrastructure bill introduced includes strong provisions to expand broadband access to rural communities and protect good union jobs across the country."
The bill is expected to come up for a vote next month.