U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently applauded an announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will invest $170,038,205 to expand broadband access to more than 400,000 rural Ohioans. The FCC announced the results of its auction of investments to companies that will expand access to broadband in Ohio, including rural and underserved communities that have long been pushing for greater broadband infrastructure.

Brown introduced legislation with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) earlier this year, the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act, that would speed up the process of getting these types of investments from the FCC to Ohio communities faster.

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