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RELEASE: Gottheimer Announces New Federal Steps to Continue Improving Sussex County & Warren County High-Speed Broadband Connectivity
Fighting to address connectivity concerns that are holding NJ-5 students, businesses, workers back
Above: Gottheimer in Newton, NJ, today at Planet Networks.
NEWTON, NJ — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced new steps to help make sure federal COVID-19 relief investment for broadband support is delivered to both Sussex and Warren Counties, as well as new steps to connect local officials and internet providers to the right broadband resources to help improve connectivity for local residents and businesses.
Today, Gottheimer made the following announcements:
“With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing more of our learning, working, and daily business online, we need to continue working to expand access to high-speed broadband, get costs down, and make it easier to install the infrastructure necessary to connect our homes, schools, and businesses to the broadband we all need,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Too often, the guidelines for federal grant programs that are investing in broadband infrastructure are too restrictive, causing many communities that are in dire need of connectivity upgrades to go without the dollars they need to implement those upgrades. We need to make sure these guidelines reflect the needs of communities across Sussex and Warren Counties, so that everyone has a shot.
Gottheimer was joined at today’s announcement at Planet Networks in downtown Newton by Planet Networks CEO Robert Boyle, NJ Assemblyman Hal Wirths (LD-24), Newton Mayor Matthew Dickson, and Knowlton Mayor Adele Starrs.
Watch today’s announcement event HERE.