Statement on Launch of Senate Broadband Caucus

Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) announced the creation of the Senate Broadband Caucus. The following quote can be attributed to Engine Executive Director Evan Engstrom:

“Meaningful broadband access and affordability are essential to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startups rely on broadband to connect with users, develop innovative products and services, and run their daily operations. Access to quality broadband can also save startups an average of $16,000 per year, which is a significant amount for a company trying to get off the ground. With millions of Americans still offline, federal policymakers should be doing all that they can to connect this huge pool of potential users and founders to all of the opportunities that high speed Internet offers. Engine is excited to partner with the Broadband Caucus to explore bipartisan policy solutions that will promote improved connectivity across the United States.”

Read more from Engine on broadband infrastructure and connectivity here.