Democrat Dave Loebsack Speaks Out For Rural Iowans At Subcommittee Hearing

Dave Loebsack IA02

Dave Loebsack IA-02

At a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on rural call quality and dependability, Dave Loebsack (D IA 02) talked about how call completion and call quality is important to many Iowans.

“I am pleased that we’re discussing this very, very important legislation today. It’s interesting that in the 21st century when we’re talking about smart cities, self-driving cars, all kinds of mind blowing technologies that are changing our daily lives, the fact is that many rural Americans are still living with a distinctly 20th century problem… It’s about calls to rural areas sometimes just don’t go through and they’re wondering why we’re not dealing with this… I am hearing time and again about folks who call a parent but the phone never rings on the other end or calls that do go through but the quality is so bad you can’t hear the person that called you… it’s really about seniors missing calls with test results from their doctors…about businesses losing customers…about people not being able to reach first responders in an emergency; and as our technology moves forward we simply can’t afford to erase paths to these folks that still cannot get the most basic communication services…”


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