Senate democrats pushing to get high internet speed to rural areas

Senate democrats pushing to get high internet speed to rural areas

Senate democrats are introducing legislation to help bring high speed internet to more students in rural areas.

Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill says nearly 90 thousand students at about 100 rural schools don’t have access to high speed internet.

Manar says his bill calls for broadband infrastructure to be put in at these schools. The bill is supported by Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant of Plainfield.

The project would be a one-time expense and paid for with 16 million in state funds and by leveraging federal matching dollars.