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During Commerce Committee Hearing, Rosen Questions Telecom Experts on the State of Rural Broadband During COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, of which she is a member, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned telecommunications experts on the need for access to broadband in rural communities in Nevada and across the nation.

“A city like Elko, Nevada – a wonderful and vibrant community in the northeastern part of our great state – ranked among the top cities nationwide for the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Join Colleagues in Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Include Dedicated Broadband Funding for Students, Low-Income Families in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced they have joined colleagues in both the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to include dedicated funding to help small broadband providers sustain internet services and upgrades for students and...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $160 Million in Nevada Transit Funds for Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing transit funds for Nevada included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that passed last month. The United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided $167,493,508 in CARES Act grants to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus through the existing transit grants programs. 
 
“During this...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Sustain Rural Broadband Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she’s helped introduce the bipartisan Keeping Critical Connections Act, legislation to help small broadband providers ensure rural broadband connectivity for students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
“Now, more than ever, it’s important for families to have access to fast and reliable broadband connections, regardless of their zip code,” said Senator Rosen. “Broadband is necessary as our schools, jobs,...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Grant for $2.3 Million Awarded to Nevada for Increased Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Broadband ReConnect program for awarding Nevada a grant totaling $2.3 million to be used for increased rural broadband infrastructure in Nevada’s Elko and White Pine counties.
 
“Nevadans in our rural communities deserve access to quality broadband internet connections,” said the Senators. “We applaud the USDA for awarding...

Rosen, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote America’s Wireless Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in introducing the Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation would work to protect our country’s national security and global competitiveness by promoting U.S. leadership in international wireless standards-setting bodies.

“Our global economic competitiveness depends on our participation...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Transit Grant for Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) applauded the Tribal Transit Grant Program, administered by the Federal Transit Administration, for awarding the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe $137,180 to fund improved transit services. 
 
“This funding will help members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe get where they are going more easily and reliably." said the Senators. "We are committed to pushing in the Senate to support our tribal communities’ needs for...

Rosen Joins 47 Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter to FCC Urging Prioritization of Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she recently joined Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) and 46 of their Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging that the commission prioritize sustainable rural broadband networks as the FCC considers new rules in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) proceeding. 

“If our rural communities are to survive and flourish, our rural constituents need access to services...

Rosen, Capito Introduces Bipartisan Broadband Parity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the introduction of their Broadband Parity Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring all federal broadband programs to the current definition of what the FCC defines as high-speed internet (currently 25/3 Mbps). Their bill would ensure that all communities and entities receiving federal broadband support have...

Rosen Addresses NTIA Broadband Workshop, Discusses Need for Development and Connectivity in Nevada

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, addressed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) during a workshop hosted at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). During her remarks, Senator Rosen discussed the need for better access to broadband.

“Having access to high-speed internet changes the world around us in more ways than we can imagine, but many communities across the Silver...