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House Chairman Proposes $50B for Rural Broadband

HR 4374 would assure broadband access throughout rural America


The government would spend $50 billion to assure broadband access throughout rural America under a bill sponsored by House Agriculture chairman David Scott, seven times the amount proposed by Republicans on the panel.

Successful Farming reports that Scott scheduled a committee vote on his bill for Wednesday.

“This bill will direct $50 billion toward critically needed infrastructure for rural broadband and also includes resources to ensure that this funding is used in a timely manner and accessible to rural communities with limited resources,” Scott said on Monday.

Additional details of the bill, HR 4374, were not immediately available.

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