• Administration Comments on Infrastructure Investment
  • January 4, 2018 | Author: C. Douglas Jarrett
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, a telecom policy conference featured a panel with Grace Koh, Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy on the White House Economic Council, and Kelsey Guyselman, Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Grace Koh stated that the President’s infrastructure package is expected to be introduced in the next quarter, but that it would likely not include funding for broadband infrastructure. She clarified that broadband infrastructure deployment would instead be promoted through policies that streamline permitting processes. Both Koh and Guyselman said there is the possibility of funding for broadband in an agriculture bill that would be administered through the USDA rather than the FCC.