Today, Senator Reverend Warnock announced $250 million in American Rescue Plan funding will be invested in expanding and improving Georgians’ broadband access
According to recently-released draft maps by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), almost 15% of all homes in Georgia lack access to reliable, high-speed broadband
As a member of the Commerce Committee, Senator Reverend Warnock has been laser-focused on securing robust federal investments to expand broadband in the state
Senator Reverend Warnock: “I will continue to focus my efforts on working towards a future where all Georgians have the internet access they need for their job, their education, their health care, and more.”
ICYMI: Senator Reverend Warnock Leads Bipartisan Legislative Effort to Increase Broadband Expansion, Prevent Taxation of Broadband Grants
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) secured $250 million in American Rescue Plan investments to improve and expand broadband in every corner of Georgia. This announcement follows nearly two years of tireless efforts by Senator Warnock to focus federal efforts on broadband development. This funding is expected to support broadband expansion in rural areas of the state.
“Broadband expansion is crucial to keeping Georgia’s economy moving forward,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I hear from teachers, farmers, health care professionals and everyone in between that broadband access is crucial to carrying out their work. I will continue to focus my efforts on working towards a future where all Georgians have the internet access they need for their job, their education, their health care, and more.”
Senator Warnock is a champion for bringing robust federal investments in broadband access to Georgians across the state. He recently introduced bipartisan legislation that will encourage broadband development, especially in rural areas, by preventing certain grants from being considered taxable income. He has secured more than $570 million in federal funding to bolster Georgia’s broadband infrastructure. Last year, Senator Warnock hosted Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel in Jackson County where he took her to meet directly with parents, students, and local officials about their broadband needs and the challenges they face. He also received a commitment from Rosenworcel to connect every Georgian to affordable and reliable broadband. In addition, Senator Warnock is working to bring more affordable broadband to more Georgians through the Affordable Connectivity Program, which was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.