Bennet, Finkenauer Unveil Plan to Help Close the “Digital Divide” for Rural America

New Legislation Will Fix Broadband Maps, Bring Transparency to Broadband Pricing for Consumers

Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) introduced The Broadband Transparency and Accountability Act of 2019 to reform how broadband companies report, and the federal government verifies and shares, data on affordable internet access across the country.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to reconsider his reported proposal to cap spending for the Universal Service Fund (USF), the program responsible for increasing access to essential communications services, including broadband, for all Americans.

Bennet, Gardner, Colleagues Secure $3 Million Grant Match for Southwest Chief

TIGER Grant & funding partnerships will result in an investment of more than $26 million in the Southwest Chief

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced that Amtrak at long last will provide $3 million in matching funds to complete the federal TIGER IX grant awarded in the beginning of 2018 for safety upgrades and maintenance on the train’s route in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico.