$1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill invests in roads, bridges and bridging the digital divide
(August 3, 2021) – Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) President and CEO Jeff Joseph issued the following statement today regarding the $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill:
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a wise and needed investment that will benefit America today and help us build for our future. This legislation is more than building bridges, it’s about building opportunity across America.
“Broadband is infrastructure. SIIA enthusiastically supports expanding broadband into rural and underserved communities and planning for how to deploy broadband to bring new educational and vocational opportunities to learners previously left behind.
“Our members rely on broadband to deliver educational opportunities; connect educators with learners and bring the latest technology to students who are often left behind. Moreover, broadband is a necessary tool for our members who deliver critical information, data and content to drive growth and innovation in finance, healthcare and myriad business sectors.
“Finally, the bill also addresses the need to rebuild our nation’s physical infrastructure to allow for the movement of goods, publications, and supply chains.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is an investment in America’s future. Congress must move this forward and begin crucial investments in closing the digital divide and upgrading our highways, air transport systems, bridges and more that provide the backbone of our economy.”
Jeff Joseph is the president of SIIA, an association that acts as the voice for the specialized information industry whose members provide the critical data, content and information that drives the global economy.
SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes – they drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net.