NYSBA President Praises U.S. Senate for its Support of Broadband Service

By Susan DeSantis

NYSBA President Praises U.S. Senate for its Support of Broadband Service

8.10.2021

By Susan DeSantis

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T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the infrastructure bill that passed the U.S. Senate today:

“The infrastructure bill – among its many benefits – would bring broadband service into the 21st century. Expanding broadband service would fulfill one of the New York State Bar Association’s biggest legislative priorities. As became all too clear during the pandemic, the lack of broadband service hits rural communities and racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods particularly hard. Many of the communities that are cut off from this vital service are right here in New York State, the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Rural Justice found in its groundbreaking report. And without broadband, it is very difficult for residents to access courts, schools, jobs, social services, health care, and other opportunities. In a country that strives to treat everyone equitably, universal broadband is a great equalizer. I strongly urge the U.S. House of Representatives to make the bill a reality by passing this much needed legislation.”

Here are NYSBA’s federal legislative priorities.

Here are NYSBA’s legislative priorities for the state of New York.

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.

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Contact: Susan DeSantis
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201-575-5756

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