Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the committee’s passage of the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, a significant step towards protecting our country’s energy grid from cyberattacks.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) joined a group of Western senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to provide long-term financial security for rural counties.

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.