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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik and Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Include Rural Broadband Deployment in Infrastructure Plans

February 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and a bipartisan coalition of 71 members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to include investments in rural broadband connectivity in his forthcoming infrastructure proposal. Congresswoman Stefanik is a Member of the Bipartisan Rural Broadband Caucus.

The letter reads in part, “In the 21st Century, high speed internet access is no longer a luxury amenity, but rather an essential service for homes and businesses in this interconnected world… Unfortunately, rural Americans in our districts lack sufficient broadband infrastructure to take advantage of this explosion of technology and economic possibility…. As you consider the parameters of your infrastructure proposal to Congress, we write to urge you to include investments that will bring the benefits of broadband connectivity to rural America.”