WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus, joined co-chairs Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to include dedicated, stand-alone funding for broadband deployment in an infrastructure proposal.
“Our rural communities have connectivity needs that are not being met, limiting economic opportunity and growth,” the senators wrote. “In parts of the country where geography or population density make deploying and maintaining broadband networks a significant challenge, stand-alone support will help bring economic and social benefits for rural consumers.”
Last year, Senate Broadband Caucus co-chairs sent a letter urging President Trump to prioritize policies that will promote the deployment of high-speed, reliable broadband for all Americans as part of any infrastructure initiative.