Broadband Access

Summary

Congress plans to consider legislative proposals aimed at spurring deployment of broadband infrastructure across the country. America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve. We also believe that any effort to bring robust broadband service to rural America must be an open and inclusive process that allows all eligible providers to compete for opportunities. As Congress considers legislative action on broadband policy we will continue to encourage lawmakers to include measures that allow all potential providers, including electric cooperatives, to be eligible for programs designed to enhance broadband deployment.