Director Angela Siefer submitted comments on NDIA’s behalf today to the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new multi-agency body created by President Obama to “understand ways the Executive Branch can better support the needs of communities seeking broadband investment… [and]  help identify regulatory barriers unduly impeding broadband deployment, adoption or competition, and recommend steps to remove such barriers.”  The Council, which includes 25 Executive Branch agencies, asked for public input to inform its deliberations.

Angela’s comments list a number of specific program or regulatory actions by various departments and agencies, including Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Education, Health and Human Services and others,  which could support local community efforts toward digital literacy training and free or affordable broadband access.

 Read or download Angela’s comments here.