Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is
helping introduce a bill to improve access to rural broadband statewide.
Baldwin says the ACCESS BROADBAND Act will allow for high-speed broadband
resources for businesses and underserved communities across the state. Baldwin
says seven hundred thousand households across Wisconsin lack access to reliable
high-speed Internet. She says in turn they lose out on opportunities for
economic growth. This legislation is in response to so
many people really being left behind the 21st century economy and other
opportunities that having access to high-speed broadband supplies. 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.