CenturyLink Commends Senate Committee on Nationwide Broadband Mapping Proposal

Jeff Brody

CenturyLink has commended four lawmakers representing the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their legislative proposal to improve the government’s knowledge of broadband data challenges via a mapping project.

David Bartlett, vice president of federal government affairs at CenturyLink, said in a statement released Friday the company applauds the introduction of the Broadband DATA Act by Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; John Thune, R-S.D.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

“A comprehensive, nationwide broadband map can help close the digital divide by providing policymakers with the granular, geocoded data they need to identify locations where broadband service is lacking, so we can make the most of limited government funding," Bartlett added.

The full text of the bill, which the committee introduced Wednesday, can be found here.

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