Reps. Reed, Brindisi say more investment needed for rural broadband
Industries across the country are rapidly growing reliant on internet connectivity. As that expansion continues, getting rural areas connected to the internet is also growing as a pressing issue for the nation’s lawmakers.
Last week, a House subcommittee held a hearing about success stories of rural areas that have been able to extend access to broadband internet. The panel included a doctor who uses the internet to provide emergency advice when he’s not at the hospital and a farmer who is now able to use software to more efficiently fertilize crops.
A nation-wide expansion of broadband comes up regularly on Capitol Hill, but Congress falls shot on including it in a standalone package.
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