New Legislation Would Address ‘Internet Deserts’ In Oregon
By Erik Neumann
Published January 22, 2020 at 5:16 AM PST
Southern Oregon state Representative Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, is proposing legislation in the upcoming session to increase funding for broadband internet in areas she describes as rural “internet deserts.”
An estimated 400,000 Oregonians lack adequate internet, according to Marsh, including school districts and public libraries. To increase connectivity, she’s proposing the Rural Telecommunications ...