Alan Davidson was voted to lead the National Telecommunications and Information Administration by the Senate on Tuesday.
As the NTIA is responsible for distributing $42.5 billion in broadband infrastructure funding to states, Davidson will lead the charge in expanding internet access in the U.S. In the position, Davidson will need to quickly boost hiring and lead the NTIA in writing rules for states' proposals on how they'd like to use the infrastructure funding.
The role is Davidson's second in the commerce department, his first being the director of digital economy in 2015. Davidson was nominated by President Joe Biden in December.