Kuster Meets with Bristol Officials, Outlines Support for Rural Broadband
Bristol, N.H., August 9, 2021
Bristol, N.H. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force, met with Bristol town officials and regional partners to discuss municipal broadband upgrades funded through Kuster-secured NBRC grant and CARES Act funding.
“Broadband deployment is a top priority of mine in Congress – we cannot allow rural communities to be left behind and further expand our digital divide,” said Rep. Kuster. “As a Member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force, I’ve worked with other members of Congress from rural districts to identify meaningful ways we can expand access to broadband within our communities. I will continue these efforts to ensure everyone has access to the internet they need.”
“I am thankful for Representative Kuster’s leadership on securing funding for much needed broadband and that Bristol was able to access CARES Act and Northern Border Regional Commission funds to build the Bristol Broadband Now project,” Nicholas J. Coates (Nik), Town Administrator for the Town of Bristol said. “As the Chair of Grafton County Broadband Committee, we are excited to be applying for the NTIA Broadband Infrastructure Program to build out a broadband backbone in every Town in the County.”
Rep. Kuster is a leader in Congress to expand access to broadband, especially in rural communities. She supported the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which authorizes $94 billion to build out our broadband structure nationwide with a special focus on areas with little or no access.