Expanding Broadband Access in Florida
This week, the Florida Legislature passed the bipartisan 2021 Broadband Internet Infrastructure bill to expand high-speed internet access in rural areas of the state, including NewDEAL Leader Florida Senator Loranne Ausley’s measure to use $1.5 million to develop maps of broadband availability by June 2022. This builds on rural broadband work Ausley started last year while serving in the Florida House, where she co-sponsored a bipartisan bill that created a new Office of Broadband, signed into law in June 2020. Read more about the latest bill here. And keep your eyes open for more from Senator Ausley on broadband, as she co-chairs the forthcoming NewDEAL Forum Broadband Task Force.