The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has initiated the first steps towards modernizing our rickety telecommunications regulatory system. If they succeed in providing a vision for tomorrow’s telecommunications system and enhance greater broadband deployment we would all be the better for it.
Kristian Ramos is a broadband ambassador for the Internet Innovation Alliance. He has worked for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.