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Icon Nebraska’s Rural Broadband Task Force makes recommendations, hearing set for Dec. 4Nov. 26, 2019

 

Nebraska’s Rural Broadband Task Force has submitted their findings and recommendations to the Legislature. A hearing has been scheduled by the Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee for Dec. 4, 2019 at 1:00 in Room 1507 in the State Capitol. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to testify. Hearings are also webcast by NET.


Icon Governor Ricketts Thanks Task Force for Recommendations to Improve Rural BroadbandNov. 1, 2019

 

Governor Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska's Rural Broadband Task Force has submitted their recommendations to improve broadband availability and adoption in rural areas of the state to the Legislature. The report is due on November 1, every odd-numbered year.
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Governor Pete Ricketts has announced representatives to serve on the Rural Broadband Task Force. The task force will review issues related to availability, adoption, and affordability of broadband services in rural areas of Nebraska and make recommendations to the Legislature.
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Governor Ricketts has announced that he is seeking representatives of agribusiness, business, wireline telecommunications, wireless telecommunications, public power, health care providers, postsecondary educational institutions, and rural schools to serve as members of the Rural Broadband Task Force. Interested applicants should fill out the nomination form on Governor Rickett’s website by June 8. Nomination forms can be filled out online, at https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req.
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