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Roundtable Discussion On Rural Broadband Scheduled For Thursday In Hagerstown

September 3rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Representative David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen will hold a roundtable on rural broadband with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks in Hagerstown this Thursday, Sept. 5th. The roundtable will include stakeholders for a discussion on increasing access to rural broadband and the importance of cyber security. The roundtable comes just after the trio announced $2.9 million in funding for broadband expansion in Garrett County. Congressman Trone has made expanding broadband a top priority…

In June, the House passed a bipartisan Trone amendment that would increase funding for grants by $5 million to expand broadband deployment into rural communities that are underserved by private sector investment.

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