By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-28-22

Most of a dozen Republican members of Congress are not happy with the way the Treasury Department has structured the final rule for handing out hundreds of billions of dollars in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) in the American Rescue Plan, money that they can use for broadband as well as other things to help those states recover from the pandemic….

Republicans consistently want a definition that focuses on where broadband is actually built out so that government money is not spent on overbuilding existing service.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), who is the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined with 10 other Republicans to express their “deep concern”” with the final rule.  » Read More