Congresswoman Matsui Statement on FCC Action to Undermine Progress in Closing Digital Divide

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Washington, DC, February 3, 2017 | comments

Congresswoman Matsui Statement on FCC Action to Undermine Progress in Closing Digital Divide

Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement that he will be restricting a federal program that helps provide affordable Internet access to low-income families: “Weakening this program means a child doing their homework online or researching a school project may be left without the resources they need to succeed. I’m disappointed that Chairman Pai has prioritized attacks on the tools that help so many families compete in our digital economy. Gutting programs that support the most vulnerable Americans is no way to move our country forward and close the digital divide.”

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