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Kuster Fights To Expand Affordable Broadband Access in Rural Communities


**Kuster’s full remarks are available
HERE, the full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE**


Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the prominent Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Launching Into the State of the Satellite Marketplace.” As a leader in expanding broadband coverage, Kuster emphasized the importance of satellite technology in providing access to affordable internet services to rural homes and small businesses. 


“Whether it is a small business connecting with customers online or families receiving critical telehealth from home, access to quality and affordable broadband is crucial for rural communities across our country,” said Kuster. “COVID-19 accelerated our reliance on the internet to stay connected, and rural states like New Hampshire need confidence that they will have internet access when they need it most. New satellite technology will make that a reality and help provide reliable, affordable, and accessible broadband to even the most remote communities.” 


“I’m proud to be serving on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee to advocate for rural communities like those in my district of New Hampshire,” Kuster continued. “I look forward to building on our progress in the last Congress to increase internet access and quality for communities, hospitals, and small businesses.”


Kuster is a leading voice in Congress for expanding access to reliable, affordable broadband services across our country. As a Member of the Rural Broadband Caucus in the 117th Congress, she helped pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest more than $65 billion in developing high-speed, broadband internet infrastructure to connect rural and urban communities. Kuster will serve on the new iteration of this Caucus in the 118th Congress.