Rural Broadband--Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and Opportunities in Rural America, Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, April 20, 2021   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the April 20, 2021 hearing on "Rural Broadband--Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and Opportunities in Rural America," held before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. From the Opening Statement of David Scott: "Now, ladies and gentlemen, we are here to deal with one of the most important issues that our nation is faced with, and that is bringing rural broadband internet connections to everyone, including our rural communities. And I want to make it clear how important this is, and this is a number one issue facing our Committee. And I honestly believe that we are up to the task of getting it done now. Our rural communities have waited long enough. We want to be that galvanizing force to say let's do it now without delay. Ladies and gentlemen, 24 million of our American citizens, 24 million in our rural communities have no access to the internet at a time when it is critical. [...] To help us solve this issue, we have assembled expert witnesses to come and tell us how we can do it now. They are experts in constructing and maintaining broadband networks in rural areas." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jennifer L. Prather, Timothy R. Johnson, Vickie S. Robinson, and Johnny Park.

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Serial No. 117-4
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