Klobuchar introduces Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act

CED reports on movement for a Dig Once bill…

Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate would require broadband infrastructure conduits to be built alongside certain federal highway projects.

Proponents argue the policy, known as “dig once,” would bolster high-speed broadband access, particularly in rural and underserved areas. …

Daines introduced the Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act along with fellow Republican Cory Gardner of Colorado and Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

The measure would also establish a “standard fee” to facilitate broadband infrastructure siting. The fee would cover leasing agreements for telecommunications projects or grant a real property interest to states, wireless carriers or other parties hoping to build on federal property.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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