Blunt working for expansion of broadband service in rural Mo.

In Missouri, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt “spoke of his goal to increase broadband service to rural Missouri…” Sen. Blunt said that 51 percent of rural Missouri does not have broadband service, compared to 35 percent of rural areas nationwide. In his remarks, Sen. Blunt highlighted his efforts to end the digital divide and said “a funding bill was recently signed, providing $550 million for a rural broadband pilot grant and load program that focuses resources on expanding high speed internet to areas that need it most.”

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