CenturyLinkÂ has commendedÂ four lawmakers representing the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their legislative proposalÂ to improve the governmentâ€™s knowledge of broadband data challenges via a mapping project.
David Bartlett, vice president of federal government affairs at CenturyLink, said in a statement released FridayÂ the company applauds the introduction of theÂ Broadband DATA ActÂ by Sens.Â Roger Wicker, R-Miss.;Â Gary Peters, D-Mich.; John Thune, R-S.D.;Â and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
â€œA comprehensive, nationwide broadband map can help close the digital divide by providing policymakers with the granular, geocoded data they need to identify locations where broadband service is lacking, so we can make the most of limited government funding,”Â Bartlett added.
The full text of the bill, which the committee introduced Wednesday, can be found here.