Prichard Committee applauds passage of broadband funding; asks Senate for consideration of HB 320
LEXINGTON, KY – At the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, the Prichard Committee identified closing the digital divide as one of its top priorities. Today, the group applauded the House of Representatives for passage of a bill which will fund broadband deployment to unserved and underserved areas of the Commonwealth.
“On Wednesday, we were pleased to see the passage of House Bill 320, which will dedicate $250 million to a broadband deployment fund,” said Brigitte Blom Ramsey, President & CEO. “The pandemic has made it abundantly clear that all homes need internet access for work, learning, and health care. Kentucky is ranked 42nd in highspeed internet access in the U.S., which means we have much work to do to connect all households. Closing the digital divide for students, families, and communities is paramount for Kentucky to truly embrace a big bold future of education excellence and economic opportunity. House Bill 320 puts us on that path to a big bold future, and we urge the Kentucky Senate to give serious consideration to passage of this critical legislation.”
Kentuckians can tell their Senators to support House Bill 320 with just a few clicks using the Prichard Committee’s legislative action kit.