House Agriculture Republicans Introduce Broadband for Rural America Act
Key Plank in House GOP Infrastructure Proposal to Bridge the Digital Divide in Rural America
Washington, May 20, 2021
Today, House Agriculture Republicans introduced the Broadband For Rural America Act, one of several infrastructure proposals from House Republicans that bridge the digital divide for communities nationwide. The proposal from House Agriculture Republicans provides more than $7 billion in authorizations for USDA broadband connectivity programs.
“The one issue that unites rural members on both sides of the aisle is the need to address the digital divide. This critical infrastructure void has been exacerbated by the challenges faced by rural families and businesses during the pandemic.
“There are many broadband infrastructure plans, but the House GOP package puts a detailed plan on paper. This is also the only proposal that utilizes the expertise of USDA and focuses agencies across the government towards one common goal: connecting all Americans.
“Let’s put aside partisan differences, debate the merits of this legislation, and address this significant infrastructure need.”
The Broadband For Rural America Act:
To read a summary of the legislation, click here.
To read the legislation in its entirety, click here.