DEC 22, 2020 | US
BSA Commends Inclusion of Broadband Funds in COVID Relief Package
December 22, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds US lawmakers for including $7 billion for broadband connectivity in the COVID relief package. The package’s $50 monthly emergency broadband benefit will help low-income households and residents who became unemployed during the pandemic access virtual learning and new job opportunities.
“Access to a high-speed Internet connection should be available to all Americans. It makes remote work and distance learning possible and will be key to economic recovery and growth during and after the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Craig Albright, Vice President, Legislative Strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “In addition to emergency funds for low-income families to access broadband, we were pleased to see that the COVID relief package includes additional funding to create a tribal broadband fund, support telehealth services, and complete accurate broadband maps. We commend Congress for focusing its attention on the broadband affordability crisis that existed before the pandemic and has become even more relevant this year.”
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。