Infrastructure & Rural Broadband


Inadequate highways, dangerous rural roads, poor cell or internet service, and aging water systems plague most of our district. Our crumbling infrastructure puts us at an economic disadvantage and threatens lives. I will fight to secure federal funding for highway and water infrastructure improvement and encourage public and private investment in communications infrastructure.


PRIORITIES:

  • Improve revenue to the Highway Trust Fund, and secure grants from the Fund, for highway renovation and expansion in the north state
  • Improve and encourage public and private investment (through direct investment and incentives) in internet and cell phone infrastructure, especially in rural areas, including wireless options
  • Include rural broadband in the planned national infrastructure enhancement and incorporate broadband expansions into the Farm Bill through USDA Rural Development programs and the Rural Utilities Service
  • Work directly with local municipal and transit districts and county bodies to gather information and ensure citizens’ most critical needs are being addressed quickly and efficiently