Kuster Statement on Funding to Expand Rural Broadband in Government Funding Legislation
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the inclusion of $625 million in funding to expedite the expansion of rural broadband through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kuster has pushed for the expansion of broadband and last month discussed the importance of rural broadband with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. You can watch her discussion with Secretary Perdue HERE.
“Expanding rural broadband will be critical to helping communities stay competitive in the 21st Century economy,” said Kuster. “This is an issue I’ve heard about from consumers and small business owners throughout my district and I’m committed to securing federal resources that will help municipalities modernize their telecommunications infrastructure. I welcome the funding announced today to expedite rural broadband expansion, and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee I look forward to working on the 2018 Farm Bill to further strengthen efforts to support the economy in communities across New Hampshire.”