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Wis. Sen. Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Improve Rural Broadband

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Updated: April 09, 2019 08:37 PM

Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin is helping introduce a bill to improve access to rural broadband statewide.

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Baldwin says the Access Broadband Act will allow for high speed broadband resources for businesses and underserved communities across the state.

Baldwin says 700,000 households across Wisconsin lack access to reliable high speed internet.

She says in turn they lose out on opportunities for economic growth. 

"This legislation, it responds to so many people really being left behind the 21st century economy, and other opportunities that having access to high-speed broadband supplies," said Baldwin.

This week Baldwin also plans to introduce the Internet Exchange Act. It is meant to help build new internet infrastructure for Middle America along with rural communities, and improve the online experience for people in rural areas.

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