The Trump administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan; he may preview it in his January 30 State of the Union address but details would come later, according to sources familiar with the proposal, Reuters reported.
A group of U.S. Senators are urging the President to include funding for broadband deployment in the package. Shelley
Moore Capito (R-WV), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Heidi
Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Boozman (R-AR) spelled out the importance of
high-speed internet access for rural areas in a letter to the White
House this week.
“The administration’s infrastructure
proposal should include stand-alone funding that is dedicated to
advancing broadband deployment in addition to provisions that reduce
regulatory barriers,” say the senators in the letter. They’re all members of the Senate Broadband Caucus. “Boosting
current investments in broadband deployment will provide new economic
opportunities in communities that are struggling to compete.” Continue Reading