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Broadband Expansion: Proposed Broadband Improvements & Other Issues Before the U.S. Senate


The American Rescue Act provides $17 billion for rural broadband improvements and expansion, and to address the digital divide for students. Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine sponsored this portion of the $1.9 trillion package. It’s estimated that Maine will get at least $100 million for broadband improvements.

We’ll spend the first half of our program with Sen. King and two broadband leaders, then devote the second half hour to other issues before the U.S. Senate.


Angus King, second-term U.S. senator from Maine; sits on the rules, intelligence, armed services, and energy and natural resources committees

Kerem Durdag, president and COO, GWI

Josh Broder, CEO, Tilson Technology Management


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