Bonamici, local leaders talk broadband in Forest Grove
The lunch brought together elected leaders at every level of government to talk about expanding broadband internet.
Bonamici addressed the dispute at the lunch, saying, "We need to resolve that. I know there's legislation to overturn the FCC ruling. I've heard from many municipalities about their concerns it's a loss of revenue, it's a loss of local control. We have to work together. Access to broadband, particularly rural broadband is a refreshingly bipartisan issue."
Bonamici is a cosponsor of the Lift America Act, which was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives last spring and would provide $40 billion for broadband infrastructure projects nationally.