Walberg, Colleagues Introduce Legislative Agenda to Boost Broadband Deployment
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) introduced H.R. 1084, Brownfields Broadband Deployment Act, to remove unnecessary barriers to building broadband projects on a brownfield site. Walberg’s bill was included in the Boosting Broadband Connectivity Agenda, a comprehensive package of 28 bills spearheaded by Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to help accelerate broadband deployment, promote new broadband infrastructure, and close the digital divide.
“For rural communities in Michigan, the lack of access to reliable high-speed broadband has only become more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Walberg. “Students, families, and small businesses rely on internet connectivity each day, and we can’t allow rural areas to get left behind. I am pleased to join my Energy and Commerce Committee colleagues on introducing this solutions-oriented roadmap to increasing broadband infrastructure in the communities that need it most.”