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A significant digital divide remains between urban and rural America and Dave is working to close this divide by promoting broadband deployment throughout rural America. Dave serves on the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over telecommunications issues.

Having access to high speed broadband is important to all aspects of our lives. From healthcare and education, to farming and local businesses, communities cannot thrive if they are left behind as the rest of the country moves forward. Increased access to broadband helps boost economic development, education opportunities and job growth in rural areas. That is why Dave proudly serves as a co-chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus.  

It is also clear to anyone who lives in Iowa, or has traveled across the state, that wireless coverage can be lacking. As folks drive through southeastern Iowa, they often have calls dropped or cannot get a strong signal. Unfortunately, the data that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) uses to improve coverage doesn’t tell the same story. That is why Dave has championed legislation to ensure the FCC has the proper data to be able to address the problem. We can’t invest in greater wireless access without accurately understanding the problem.
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