More on Broadband

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that nearly $200 million in federal funding had been awarded by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rura

October 28, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK ­– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had granted 2.5 GHz spectrum licenses which can b

September 30, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – If lawmakers weren’t aware of the importance of broadband high-speed internet service to rural areas before COVID-19, they are well aware today. Speaking at the recent All Ag DC Capitol Ag Tour, almost every member interviewed during the event lamented the “digital divide”. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) explained that it was one of the most important issues facing his district – which covers almost half of the entire state of Arizona.

September 28, 2020 In The News

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is working on improving access for broadband services in rural areas. Committee member, Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran says they’ve made some progress on broadband which is badly needed for many uses.

He says both economic development and agriculture must have reliable broadband services in order to flourish.

O’Halleran says his committee has been partnering with the FCC in trying to improve broadband opportunities in both rural America and on reservations.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) participated in a House Energy and Commerce hearing on holding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accountable.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-05) introduced the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program (RCAP) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate broadband buildout in rural communities by capturing a portion of the proceeds from spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through September 30, 2022.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, sweeping legislation to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and improve our roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband programs, and water and sanitation systems. 

April 10, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Arizona lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to prioritize emergency funding for high-speed internet access in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and two dozen other lawmakers sent a letter this week asking Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House and Senate to set aside funding for a temporary emergency relief fund at the Federal Communications Commission that would help small broadband providers continue service for students and low-income families. 

March 25, 2020 In The News

President Trump on Monday signed into law a bill designed to improve internet and other telecommunication access for rural Americans.

The Broadband DATA Act will lead to an up-to-date map of broadband services across America and provides the funds to create needed infrastructure in rural and tribal communities.

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, a Democrat representing Arizona's 1st Congressional District, introduced a similar bill in 2019.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded President Trump’s signature of three O’Halleran-led telecommunications bills that will improve broadband access in rural areas and protect our growing national telecommunications infrastructure from foreign threats.