Senator Wants Changes to Rules for Broadband Grants

A key U.S. lawmaker expressed concern that much of the eastern part of the United States could be disqualified from broadband grants because of the way remote communities are considered. Rick Boucher, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, said at a hearing that some rules governing the $7.2 billion program of loans and grants are too restrictive and urged administrators to be flexible.

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