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Bipartisan agreement: Trump infrastructure plan must include broadband

01 Dec, 2016

Senators Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), and John Boozman (R-AR) agreed in at a Next Centuries Cities event in Washington, DC that the in-coming Trump administration’s infrastructure plan must include broadband.

At the event, “Transforming Communities: Broadband Goals for 2017 and Beyond,” the senators emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus that broadband is essential to the economic vitality of communities across America.

"Broadband is a vital component to our nation’s 21st century infrastructure and our federal policies must reflect this,” Sen. Boozman said. “Right now, a digital divide exists between rural and metropolitan areas which we must overcome.”

“Everyone, from the farmers in rural Minnesota to those in our towns and cities, must be able to log on and participate in this new digital economy,” said Sen. Klobuchar.

“High-speed broadband will enable people across the country, regardless of whether they live in rural Maine or New York City, to realize unprecedented economic, educational, and cultural opportunities,” Sen. King added. “That’s why today’s event, which brought together a bipartisan coalition of voices to champion how broadband can transform our communities, is so vitally important.”

Visit Next Centuries Cities to view a recording of the event.

 

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