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Connected Nation to Give Testimony on Capitol Hill on May 13

Connected Nation is slated to provide testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday about its comprehensive efforts to increase broadband availability and adoption.

In testimony before a Congressional subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet Thursday, Connected Nation Chief Policy Officer Laura Taylor will address the barriers to high-speed Internet access and adoption and how Connected Nation’s programs are helping eliminate those barriers.

A recent FCC report on broadband adoption shows that only 65% of adults are home broadband adopters and only 50% of rural American adults adopt broadband, compared to 68% of non-rural American adults.

Taylor is slated to offer testimony about Connected Nation’s unique programs that have produced demonstrated results.

“Public-private partnerships, such as those that Connected Nation works to foster, have proven themselves as the most effective vehicle for improving broadband availability and adoption,” according to prepared remarks Taylor will deliver to the subcommittee.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. (EST). The subcommittee will be providing a live webcast of the hearing. Visit for details.