09 Nov UTC Praises Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation
The Utilities Technology Council released the following statement from UTC President & CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs praising the House for the bipartisan passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes $65 billion in total funding for broadband, $65 billion for power infrastructure, and $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations.
“Today, all Americans can look confident into a future with fast, reliable, and affordable broadband connections fueled by investments in broadband access for all Americans, including those in rural areas, low-income families, and tribal communities. UTC members have long advocated for one-time investments in future-proof technologies that cost-effectively deliver reliable and affordable broadband services.”
“This legislation also drives needed investments in critical energy infrastructure, enabling the construction of thousands of miles of new transmission lines, which will enable the expansion of renewable sources of energy and other clean energy initiatives on the way to a carbon-zero future. These investments will be essential to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure and incorporate new demand-response programs.”
“The projected generation of millions of quality jobs including in electric, gas and water utilities and other critical infrastructure industries also represents an outstanding opportunity for UTC’s members on their workforce development journey.”
The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to serving critical infrastructure providers. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, UTC creates a favorable business, regulatory, and technology environment for our members who own or operate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems in support of their core business. For more information: UTC.org