Government Technology: What’s New in Digital Equity: RI Lawmakers Call for Broadband Council

Three Rhode Island state lawmakers are calling for the creation of a new broadband advisory council. The call came at the end of a press release in which the lawmakers — Reps. Deborah Ruggiero, Lauren H. Carson and Terri Cortvriend — questioned whether investments by the private sector were enough to actually get residents connected in the state’s Aquidneck Island area. The creation of the advisory council was the big ask within this questioning.

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