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Sen. Gillibrand pushes to fully fund Dept. of Agriculture Rural Broadband program

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(WBNG) — Thursday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced she is pushing to fully fund the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Broadband program.

The $350 million price of federal funding proposed would assist join the 17% of Americans dwelling in rural communities who shouldn’t have entry to the web in accordance to Gillibrand’s workplace.

Gillibrand believes that entry to dependable broadband is vital and a should for communities throughout New York to thrive within the trendy world.

“We owe it to every American to ensure that we are able to make use of this critical resource and are not locked out of opportunities simply because of where they live,” stated Gillibrand.

Gillibrand stated she is assured that this funding will obtain bipartisan help and provides New Yorkers entry to thousands and thousands price of funding to assist them grow to be related to broadband.

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