VP brings attention to electric co-op broadband “as a model for our country.”
Electric co-ops can use federal broadband money most efficiently, a co-op CEO told lawmakers.
More than 1,500 co-op leaders will host online meetings with over 350 members of Congress.
Rural broadband “needs to be an economic justice issue,” senator says during co-op visit.
Lawmakers hope to insert the RUS repricing bill into a big infrastructure investment package.
The American Rescue Plan Act includes potential broadband funding opportunities.
Utilities face an estimated $30 billion in overdue bills from consumers because of the pandemic.
NRECA CEO Jim Matheson says rural broadband must be in any infrastructure package before Congress.
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