State lawmakers push for expanded broadband access in rural communities

There is now an effort to expand broadband internet access in rural communities in Sussex and Warren counties.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2021, 9:16 PM

Updated 1,102 days ago

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There is now an effort to expand broadband internet access in rural communities in Sussex and Warren counties.
State lawmakers highlighted the importance of this effort Friday. They said that residents and business owners in those areas need reliable access to the internet as more of life moves online.
The money for the effort will be drawn from $190 million in funding for capital projects.
“The challenges of the pandemic require businesses to adapt – and quickly I might add – to a reality driven largely by online commerce. But that transition can only be as successful as the internet service available,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.
The state Legislature is also considering a bill that would create a Broadband Access Study Commission.


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