Congressman Anthony Brindisi was part of the passing of an amendment to help expand broadband internet in rural areas.
Brindisi's amendment directs the government accountability office to issue a report about the ways in, which the United States government can promote high-speed broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas.
“The free market is the cornerstone of America’s economy, and this bill would ensure that free market competition is protected on the internet. However, for many Upstate New Yorkers, basic internet access remains out of reach. Internet access is essential in today’s economy, and we need to do more to connect rural areas to high-speed broadband,” said Brindisi on the House floor.
The House of Representatives passed the save the Internet Act of 2019, which aims to keep the internet open and free and restore net neutrality protections.