[National-fiber-coalition] Big tent letter for discussion tomorrow morning (9 am PT/12 pm ET)
chadrupe3 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 07:39:11 PDT 2021
I am willing to sign the letter as it is worded today.
On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:34 AM Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org> wrote:
> FBA and EFF have signed off on the letter for your consideration. Please
> review for tomorrow morning’s discussion. Ideally we do mass circulation
> for sign on next week.
> Relatedly, I am hearing that there is real pressure to continue to reduce
> overall funding to broadband even further than $65 billion today down to
> $45 billion, and I am seeing a lot of effort by the larger ISPs to just ask
> for subsidies rather than construction funds ie the Emergency Benefit
> program. So it is going to be important we have a big letter with all walks
> of life asking for big and bold infrastructure efforts later this month to
> inject into this next round of negotiations.
> Lets take our meeting tomorrow morning to talk the letter over. It should
> reflect the feedback we’ve taken in from various stakeholders here over the
> last two weeks and I think is ready for mass circulation early next week.
> Interrelated with it is efforts to impact the 20 Senators the President is
> speaking with now to negotiate an infrastructure package, which we should
> touch base on as well. EFF is scheduling meetings with these offices now as
> I suspect many of you are as well.
> Ernesto Omar Falcon
> Senior Legislative Counsel
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> Office: 415 436 9333 ext. 182
> Cell: 202 716 0770
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