Michigan Legislative Consultants
← Back to all posts

House Approves Broadband Expansion Legislation

Jan 24, 2020

This week the House passed legislation that aims to expand high-speed broadband service to rural areas throughout Michigan. The bills, introduced by Representative Triston Cole (R-Mancelona), allow Michigan electric cooperatives to use their electric easements to add broadband service to existing lines. Part of the package protects against legal issues that other states have faced as they have tried to employ similar strategies. The legislation has been referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee for consideration.

Michigan Legislative Consultants is a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Our team of lobbyists and procurement specialists provide a wide range of services for some of the most respected companies in America. For more on MLC, visit www.mlcmi.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.