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House Republicans Lead in Closing the Digital Divide at Home and Across the Country


House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans are leading efforts to close the digital divide by improving broadband mapping, targeting resources to rural and unserved areas, and removing permitting processes that serve as barriers to deployment. This will ensure that all Americans have the broadband access they need.  

In case you missed it, Republican Leader for Energy and Commerce Cathy McMorris Rodgers recently sat down with a local TV station in Eastern Washington to discuss how these efforts will help close the digital divide in rural communities.

On the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees all broadband issuesEnergy and Commerce Republicans are taking action to deliver results for the people across the country by introducing the American Broadband Act. 

Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) recently joined the Free State Foundation to discuss how the new Republican-led broadband plan will unleash private investment and close the digital divide once and for all. It will target resources to rural and unserved areas, remove barriers to deployment, and streamline permitting processes. 

CLICK HERE to read the American Broadband Act. 

CLICK HERE for a section by section summary of the American Broadband Act. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about how the American Broadband Act will close the digital divide in rural America. 

CLICK HERE to see why experts say President Biden’s big-government broadband infrastructure plans won’t close the digital divide.