WGA shares Governors’ policies related to broadband mapping for Senate hearing

The Western Governors’ Association shared policies related to broadband with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in advance of the April 10, 2019 hearing on Broadband Mapping: Challenges and Solutions.

The outreach to Chairman Roger Wicker and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell included WGA Policy Resolution 2019-04, Health Care in Western States, which states, in part: “The federal government should work with states to facilitate the deployment of broadband to underserved and rural areas, recognizing that adequate broadband access has a direct correlation on rural populations’ ability to access telehealth and telemedicine.”

The letter also included WGA Policy Resolution 2018-13, Workforce Development in the Western United States; and WGA Policy Resolution 2017-09, Western Agriculture, and previous outreach to National Telecommunications and Information Administration Assistant Secretary David J. Redl.

Read, download the letter.

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