WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), co-chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus, announced his support for the ReConnecting Rural America Act. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Zach Nunn (IA-03), would assist with the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in rural areas.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), co-chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus, applauded Governor Glenn Youngkin’s announcement of over $59.5 million in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) to extend broadband service to underserved areas in the Commonwealth.
In the 117th Congress, Congressman Wittman wrote letters of support to the Virginia… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus, Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), Representatives James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06), Bob Latta (R-OH-05), Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), Tim Walberg (R-MI-05), Angie Craig (D-MN-02), Richard Hudson (R-NC-09), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM-03), announced the continuation of the Caucus in the 118th Congress.… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his support for the Proper Leadership to Align Networks (PLAN) for Broadband Act. This bipartisan bill, which Congressman Wittman co-sponsors, requires the President to develop a national strategy to close the digital divide and a plan to implement that strategy. This legislation is based on a Government… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his letter to The Honorable Alan Davidson, the recently confirmed Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The NTIA is the main agency charged with administering and overseeing the billions of dollars appropriated by Congress intended to close the digital divide. In his… Read more »
As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after The Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, which he cosponsored, passed the House today with major bipartisan support. The E-BRIDGE Act will now head to the Senate for further consideration.
“Over the last year and a half, many… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), announced that he authored ten letters to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Broadband in support of the following counties FY 2022 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant applications to expand reliable high-speed broadband service to rural Virginia:
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WARSAW, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Virginia breaking ground on a new broadband project which will deliver high-speed internet to approximately 7,200 underserved homes and businesses in the Northern Neck:
“For the 7,200 underserved homes and businesses who will finally gain access to high-speed internet as a result of… Read more »
Washington – Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam announced $20.1 million in grants awarded through the second round of the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to deliver high-speed internet access to many rural, unserved, and underserved Virginians. This second round of awards totaling $20.1 million will go to 17 localities through 11 projects. Three of those projects receiving… Read more »