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Representatives Propose $20bn In Broadband Spending

Feb 03, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would allocate $20 billion to rural broadband expansion. Congressmen Mark Pocan (D-WI), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Rick Nolan(D-MN) have introduced the New Deal Rural Broadband Act of 2017 with the goal of connecting every home to high-speed internet access.

The congressmen say that the bill would create a funding and expansion plan similar to Roosevelts New Deal rural electrification model. The Rural Electrification Act of 1936, led to ...