Published by Independent Record on April 1st, 2019
By Bridget Holland
Without access to broadband internet, students are unable to keep up in the classroom, patients are denied the promise of telemedicine tools and rural businesses are locked out of the global economy.
Thankfully, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines stood up for rural America when he wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about the issue this week. In the letter, Daines asked the FCC to remove the regulatory barriers holding TV white spaces back — a technology that wirelessly delivers broadband connectivity to underserved communities by using vacant spectrum between broadcast television stations.
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