Broadband Mapping: Small Carrier Perspectives on a Path Forward, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure of the Committee on Small Business, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2019 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is the June 25, 2019 hearing on "Broadband Mapping: Small Carrier Perspectives on a Path Forward," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure of the Committee on Small Business. From the opening statement of Jared Golden: "Reliable and affordable high-speed broadband connections are a vital aspect of doing business in this day and age. Sadly, at least 25 million Americans still lack access to high-speed internet, many of which live in remote parts of our country. We all realize it is more difficult and expensive to build out broadband networks in these areas, but that is no excuse to leave them behind. To do so results in a divide between our urban and rural economies that reduces economic opportunity for millions of Americans and small businesses. In fact, more than 26 percent of Americans in rural America lack access to high-speed broadband compared to 1.7 percent in urban areas. And people that live in these towns across the country notice: 58 percent of rural Americans believe that lack of access to high-speed internet is a problem in their hometowns." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dan Stelpflug, Tim Donovan, Beth Osler, and Jason Hendricks.
Small Business Committee Document Number 116-030
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