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Loebsack Cites Urgent Push To Pass Broadband Data Act

“Affordability is not just a rural or urban issue. It is a national issue.”  – Rep. Dave Loebsack

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Loebsack Introduces Legislation To Close The Urban-Rural Digital Divide

If you go by what you see in the media, you would think the only thing going on in Washington these days is Trump tweeting increasingly outrageous ideas on a daily basis. But you would be wrong. There is actual … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Continues To Work To Improve Rural Broadband

Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband … Continue reading

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Loebsack Welcomes FCC Move to Improve Mapping of High-Speed Broadband Access

A significant digital divide remains between urban and rural America. Congressman Loebsack is a leader in working to close this divide by promoting broadband deployment throughout rural America. Loebsack serves on the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and … Continue reading

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Loebsack Co-authors the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act

U.S. House Passes Loebsack, Latta Legislation to Reduce Barriers for Precision Agriculture Implementation WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, to reduce barriers to the implementation of cutting-edge technology on America’s … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Works for Rural Health Care And Rural Broadband

Loebsack Praises FCC’s Action to Increase Funding for the Rural Health Care Program Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to raise the cap on the Universal Service Fund’s … Continue reading

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House Rural Broadband Caucus Writes Letter To Trump

https://loebsack.house.gov/ Dave and his fellow co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus called on President Trump to include dedicated funding for broadband connectivity in his forthcoming infrastructure proposal. The letter and release follow. House Rural Broadband Caucus to President: Include … Continue reading

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Loebsack’s Legislation Helps Iowa’s Small Internet Service Providers

Rep. Dave Loebsack explains how this legislation helps small ISPs in Iowa. “Broadband development is a critical issue to my home state of Iowa… Broadband development is especially important in our country’s rural areas. Less than half of Americans living … Continue reading

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President Obama Stumping In Cedar Falls Today For The Internet

Watch this preview of the President’s talk:

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Iowa Legislative Session 2015: Democrats Advocate For Kids, Environment, Rural Broadband

According to WHO-TV there are several pre-filed bills already waiting  including a bill that would ban phone calls while driving: “The Department of Public Safety is suggesting legislation to update the texting ban. It would make it illegal for you … Continue reading

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