Today, Reps. Tom Tiffany (WI-07), Eric Sorensen (IL-17), and Glenn Grothman (WI-06) reintroduced legislation to expand broadband access in rural areas across the United States.
The ACCESS Rural America Act would allow smaller, locally owned broadband providers to streamline U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) registration and reporting requirements. By increasing the number of investors that prompt the SEC public reporting requirements, rural broadband providers will no longer be hamstrung by additional federal regulations intended for large corporations.
“Instead of being able to supply rural America with high-speed broadband networks, our local providers are caught up in Washington’s bureaucratic red tape,” said Congressman Tiffany. “This bipartisan bill will give small broadband providers the tools to expand quality internet access across rural America.”