By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-10-20

Democratic FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks told Congress Tuesday (March 10) that the FCC and communications networks have an integral role in responding to the coronavirus and called for immediate action, calling for a “connectivity and economic stimulus” plan to address the virus.

That came in testimony for a Senate Financial Services FCC budget hearing.

Starks said that “with social distancing and even quarantine being required, as they may soon be in many American communities, broadband connections will become even more vital.”< He said the FCC has to join the fight against the virus immediately to get broadband into as many homes as possible.  » Read More