Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says his congressional district in eastern Oklahoma is the only one in the nation where broadband is available to less than half the population.
In a recent newsletter to his constituents, the Republican 2nd District Representative said more should be done.
“Rural consumers need the bandwidth necessary to deliver educational opportunities for children and adults, telemedicine care for patients, news and entertainment content to consumers and more markets for businesses’ goods and services,” said Mullin.
He recently joined Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson in introducing the Rural Broadband Network Advancement Act which would invest in expanding broadband access in rural areas.
“This legislation will ensure high cost, rural areas are not stranded and rural Americans are not left behind in the Internet economy,” said Mullin.