Congressman Adam Kinzinger applauded a move by the Federal Communications Commission that would provide broadband to rural areas.
Rep. Kinzinger, along with Rep. Darin LaHood, praised the FCC’s announcement to authorize more than $35 million for rural broadband deployment and development in Illinois.
The authorized resources, according to a press release from Kinzinger’s office, come from the Connect America Fund and include more than $9.3 million specifically directed to Bureau County and Stark County.
The two counties have been designated for 3,825 unserved locations, said the FCC’s recent announcement. Kinzinger, in a statement, said the news is a huge win for constituents, adding the move will ensure rural communities are able to have broadband internet access to attract & retain businesses and close gaps in education.
Kinzinger serves as the co-chair of the House Rural Broadband Caucus and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.