The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) said Tuesday that its membership had signed on to a “first nationwide broadband” initiative.
The group is calling for a nationwide “internet for everyone” initiative that would enable the purchase of high-bandwidth broadband from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a consumer-owned ISP.
It said the initiative is designed to create an Internet for Everyone Network, or INANA, in which all Americans, regardless of income, would be able to access the Internet.
ISPs, the association said, would get their share of the $100 billion broadband funding, but consumers would also get access to the Internet at speeds of 10 megabits per second or 1.5 megabit per second, or 4 megabitts per second for 4K video.
“This first nationwide broadband initiative will ensure that the American people have access to high-quality internet at speeds that are equal to what the rest of the world has,” ISPA President and CEO Michael Gregoire said in a statement.
We have agreed to sign on as the first National Internet Service Association to support this initiative, he said.ISPA President Gregoires said that the initiative will offer consumers access to internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second and speeds of 4 megabit per two second for high-definition video.
ISPA said it was “in the process of developing the INANA platform, which will provide broadband access to millions of Americans and serve them at the speed of fiber.”ISPA said in its statement that the internet is now so accessible and affordable that Americans have become addicted to it.
The internet is the first place where they can access and enjoy the benefits of broadband without having to sacrifice the freedom of their homes or business,” Gregois said.
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