August 22, 2019

Cortez Masto and Rosen Applaud Over $5 Million for Improving Rural Broadband

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding $5,400,558 to maintain, improve, and expand rural broadband in 675 locations throughout the state of Nevada.

“Nevada’s rural communities deserve this kind of federal support to improve broadband quality and increase access. Without it, Nevadans are unable to access key services like online banking and telehealth services, as well as resources for education and entertainment. We welcome the FCC’s announcement that it has approved this critical funding in support of rural and tribal communities in the Silver State, and we plan to keep working with the FCC and with Nevada’s communities to ensure that every household in Nevada has access to quality broadband.”