Klobuchar: Broadband Expansion Important

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar used a committee hearing to encourage federal officials to expand high-speed broadband Internet service to more communities.

“This broadband plan will help ensure that all Americans have access to an open, affordable and high-speed internet,” the Minnesota Democrat said about a Federal Communications Commission proposal. “The FCC needs to remain an effective cop on the beat when implementing the recommendations to create jobs, long-term economic growth, connect rural schools and hospitals, and protect our public safety networks.”

Klobuchar said the plan would require states to install broadband wires whenever at any federally funded transportation project. That is a proposal Klobuchar presented several months ago.