By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-25-21
Broadband providers are united in their support for the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act as part of a whole-of-government approach to protecting supply chain security.
Following President Joe Biden’s executive order issued Wednesday (Feb. 24), which included a government agency review of semiconductors, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, ACA Connects, CTIA-The Wireless Association, and USTelecom wrote to the president urging him to work with Congress on passage of the bill, which would encourage investment in chip manufacturing facilities and research in the U.S.
They said that would help “ensure a thriving pipeline for this critical input into the U.S. economy” and pointed out the importance of chips to the broadband industry. » Read More