SHLB Welcomes Introduction of Digital Equity Act
April 16, 2019


For Immediate Release

Alicja Johnson
(202) 261-6599

Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2019) - The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition applauds Senator Patty Murray, (D-WA), and her colleagues for introducing the Digital Equity Act of 2019. The bill promotes diverse digital equity projects to address gaps in technology access and rural broadband adoption.

“The SHLB Coalition is pleased to support the Digital Equity Act. The bill recognizes the important role that libraries and anchor institutions play in ensuring that every person in every community benefits from the opportunities offered by high-quality Broadband. Community anchor institutions are uniquely suited to take the lead in closing the pervasive gap in broadband adoption.,” said John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the SHLB Coalition. “Digital inclusion is not a partisan issue, so we’re looking forward to working with Congress to enact this legislation.”


About SHLB
The SHLB Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that supports open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections for anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. The SHLB Coalition is based in Washington, D.C. and has a diverse membership of over 160 commercial and non-commercial organizations from across the United States. To learn more, visit

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