For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087,
Arlington, Va., (June 12, 2019) –NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding introduction of the Broadband DATA Act.
"Improving broadband availability maps is essential for rural, community-based broadband providers to continue the mission of closing the digital divide. The Broadband DATA Act, introduced today by Sens. Roger Wicker, Gary Peters, John Thune, and Amy Klobuchar, makes meaningful reforms to our federal mapping systems. NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association supports this legislation, thanks Chairman Wicker and the original sponsors for their continued leadership, and looks forward to working with the sponsors as this bill moves forward."