Look for the House Communications Subcommittee to schedule a hearing next week on rural broadband, a Hill source familiar with the hearing's planning said.
In fact, connecting rural America and bridging that gap is a bipartisan issue, though how that gets done is not.
For example, FCC chair Ajit Pai has argued that rolling back net neutrality regs spurs the kind of innovation that gets broadband to unserved areas. Democrats generally do not agree with that assessment.
Republicans say deregulating ISPs frees up capital for buildouts, while Democrats tend toward freeing up more government funding, even if it means overbuilding some commercial service to make sure those buildouts are sustainable.
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