Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement applauding the announcement by Governor Cuomo of $103.5 million in state, federal and private funding to increase access to broadband internet:

“Broadband internet is critical to succeeding in a 21st century economy and I applaud this announcement to ensure families across our district have access to this needed resource,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Increasing access to broadband will increase commerce in our region and expand educational opportunities for our children. We must continue to work together at the local, state, and federal level to ensure North Country families have the resources they need.”

Congresswoman Stefanik has introduced legislation in the House to increase access to rural broadband:

House Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Funding Available for Rural Broadband Projects

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