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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19)

September 20, 2019

Press Release

Rep. Delgado Invites Upstate New Yorkers to Attend Hearing and Discuss Solutions with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

HUDSON, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), a member of the Rural Broadband Task Force, announced he is hosting a Congressional Field Hearing on rural broadband needs in upstate New York with Commissioner Geoffrey Starks from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency responsible for broadband. The hearing will be on October 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, and will bring FCC Commissioner Starks, local stakeholders, and the public together to shed light on rural broadband needs in upstate and discuss how to improve access to high speed internet in our communities.

Over 24 million Americans, the vast majority of whom live in rural areas, lack access to broadband at benchmark speeds. Small businesses, students, and farmers across upstate New York deserve better access to reliable and affordable broadband service. Rep. Delgado’s field hearing will be an opportunity for the public to hear a conversation about broadband deployment efforts in rural America and the challenges small firms and local communities face without reliable broadband services.

Below is a video message from Congressman Delgado inviting the public to the forum. NY-19 residents are encouraged to attend and RSVP through this Eventbrite link, which can be found on the Congressman’s social media and website.

Click here to watch Rep. Delgado’s video inviting the public to the Congressional Field Hearing on Rural Broadband.

Details for the Congressional Field Hearing can be found here:

Rep. Delgado Rural Broadband Field Hearing with FCC Commissioner

Friday, October 4, 2019

Columbia-Greene Community College Arts Center Theater

4400 NY-23

Hudson, NY 12534

1:00 p.m. (Participants are encouraged to arrive by 12:45)

***Members of the press interested in attending the Congressional Field Hearing on Rural Broadband are encouraged to RSVP to***