FCC Listening to Rural Concerns

Written by on June 3, 2019

An FCC Commissioner agrees that rural residents face unique challenges when it comes to staying connected in this technological age.

Commissioner Brendan Carr visited Cody and Powell last week as part of a larger tour to observe and address concerns about connectivity in rural states. He says the Federal Communications Commission has made one of their top priorities getting more broadband deployed to rural and remote communities.

Carr says his current tour has taken him to Missoula, Great Falls, and other rural communities in the northern Rocky Mountains. He says broadband is critical for public safety, access to health care, and other important services in lower-populated areas, and this tour will help the FCC better understand the need for connectivity here.

Carr says that Wyoming is the 30th state they’ve visited to determine how the FCC can better serve its citizens.

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