According to The Hill…
A group of senators launched a new caucus to promote broadband deployment on Tuesday.
The so-called Senate Broadband Caucus was founded by five upper chamber lawmakers from states with significant rural populations, where connectivity is often limited.
“From online business startups to digital learning and telemedicine, broadband access is critical to the strength of our economy and our communities,” said Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in a statement. “Unfortunately, the digital divide between rural and urban America is growing as essential broadband infrastructure falls behind in certain parts of the country,”
The other members of the caucus are Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.),Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.).
It’s nice to see Minnesota’s own Senator Klobuchar as part of the leading effort. It’s not absolutely clear to me whether the caucus is responsible for the letter that went to the FCC earlier to ask them to expand broadband access to rural areas.