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Tester speaks on multiple issues in teleconference


U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday during his monthly rural conference call that before the U.S. Senate takes a recess for the month of August, there are a number of bills he is working to get pushed through.

Recently Tester’s bipartisan bill to push rural broadband coverage received approval by the Senate Commerce Committee and is moving on to the Senate floor, he said. He added that his bill requires broadband providers to fix their inaccurate coverage and wire maps to better represent what areas are covered.

“Without accurate granular data, Congress and the Federal Commun...

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