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Chamber supports bill to expand wireless broadband in Kentucky

By Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Ky. Chamber Blog

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2013) — Kentucky Chamber vice president Bryan Sunderland spoke Tuesday at a news conference to promote policies in Kentucky that will increase investment in wireless broadband technologies in Kentucky.

wirelessAlong with Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and members of Citizens for a Digital Future (CDF), Sunderland detailed the need for access to wireless broadband in Kentucky.  The legislation is necessary to remove regulatory barriers that currently stand in the way of additional investment, the chamber said. Wireless and broadband technology is important to keep Kentucky competitive in the race for jobs and to support and strengthen education.

“Simply put, Kentucky must expand its wireless and broadband infrastructure if we are to remain competitive and continue to provide Kentucky children with the best possible education,” said Sunderland.

Hornback announced the filing of SB 88, legislation designed to remove unnecessary barriers to investment in wireless and broadband technologies. His legislation includes special regulations to ensure rural areas are not adversely impacted by the bill. SB 88 is expected to be heard soon in a Senate committee.

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