Rep. Ro Khanna on Rural Broadband Expansion

Rep. Ro Khanna on Rural Broadband Expansion
Ro Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) said the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to expand rural broadband as more companies advance telework arrangement for their workforce, The Hill reported Friday.

“I mean, first of all, tech companies realized that remote work is more possible. … So, I think we're seeing that we're gonna have more decentralization of technology jobs and opportunities,” Khanna said.

He also cited a bill introduced by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.). That measure would allocate over $80B in funds to expand broadband capabilities and deliver better internet connection to people across the country.

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