Broadcasting Cable – FCC’s Pai Praises Bipartisan Addition to GO Act

The Go Act fits in nicely with Chairman Pai’s push to expand rural broadband to under-served rural areas, a key need if the benefits of the high-tech economy are to spread.

June 23, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai Thursday was spotlighting the news that Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) has signed on as a cosponsor of the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act.

The bill was introduced last month by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

Pai has launched two proceedings to make it easier to build out broadband, wireless and wired, and has proposed creating Gigabit Opportunity Zones providing such tax breaks and streamlined approvals for buildouts.

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