Broadband

An important aspect of 21st century infrastructure is broadband, which is why I support the effort to increase rural broadband support, to ensure communities across the 6th District have access to the internet and broadband services.

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April 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Greg Pence (R-IN) led a bipartisan letter along with 29 other members of Congress urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support America’s rural communities in the second round of funding for the Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) participated today in a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing entitled “The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care.” Rep. Pence praised the Trump Administration’s quick efforts to temporarily remove unnecessary barriers to telehealth services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep Pence is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1332, the Telehealth Modernization Act, legislation to make the Trump Administration waivers permanent.

February 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) introduced H.R. 1069, the Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure (SPEED) Act, to reduce federal red tape on rural broadband deployment. The SPEED Act would cut down on the duplicative federal environmental and historic preservation review process, thus streamlining the process and making modern broadband capabilities more accessible to rural communities like those in Indiana’s Sixth District.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today released the following statement:

January 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today announced his new House Energy and Commerce Committee assignment for the 117th Congress and released the following statement:

December 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) announced today that Indiana will be the recipient of $169 million to improve access to high-speed internet service through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. The announcement today came via the Federal Communication Commission.

April 9, 2020 Press Release

Columbus, IN – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today urged the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support rural electric cooperatives by providing additional clarification regarding the eligibility requirements for the newly implemented Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congressman Pence has made rural communities a priority amid COVID-19 legislation negotiations.

March 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to include robust support for rural communities in Indiana’s Sixth District and across the nation as legislation to address the Coronavirus pandemic is considered.

 

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today announced that Decatur County REMC is receiving a $6,500,000 loan to maintain or upgrade 101 miles of rural electric infrastructure in southeastern Indiana. Decatur County REMC, headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana, serves 7,995 Hoosiers with over 1,058 miles of line in Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Jennings, Ripley, and Rush counties.