06.22.17

Capito Welcomes Administration’s Commitment to Expanding Rural Broadband Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that the administration’s infrastructure proposal will include a provision to expand rural broadband access:

“To really drive economic growth and help West Virginians find jobs in a changing economy, we have to connect our communities—especially those in rural areas. That’s why expanding broadband access remains one of my top priorities. In December, I wrote to then President-elect Trump and called on him to make broadband a core component of any infrastructure plan proposed by the administration, and that is exactly what he has done. The administration’s commitment to prioritize expanding broadband access for rural communities is great news and the next step in closing the digital divide in West Virginia and across the country.”

Since launching her Capito Connect plan in 2015, Senator Capito has been a leader in advancing new solutions to increase internet access across West Virginia. Last month, she introduced the GO Act, which continues to gain bipartisan, bicameral support in Congress.

To read her full letter to then President-elect Trump, click here

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