The Buy America mandate could seriously hamper the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program.
Strict domestic manufacturing requirements may hinder the success of the $42.5 billion BEAD Program.
Senators are concerned about BEAD's fiber preference and Buy America rules.
The bar ‘is not impossibly high, but it is high,' Alan Davidson said.
The NTIA's comments came after President Biden said fiber optics should be made in America.
Associations agreed on the need for baseline federal privacy legislation.