High-speed internet is essential and should be treated like a public utility.
In districts like the 59th District, especially in our more rural areas, it’s not sufficient to subsidize internet bills; we must establish full infrastructure for high speed internet. Without it, our students, families, and small businesses will struggle and will be left at a disadvantage.
I will do whatever it takes to help all residents of the 59th District get affordable broadband access. To start, I support increasing funding to the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative to help defray costs of broadband access. I will also push the electric utility companies in the 59th to do their part to provide broadband access.