“Rural Lands Of Opportunity: Broadband Deployment In America’s Heartland”

February 24, 2004

Thank you for the opportunity to join you today to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing rural America in meeting the telecommunications needs of the 21st Century. I appreciate Representative Tom Sloan’s tireless efforts to put together this forum of distinguished legislative, regulatory, and industry experts from all over the state. I also applaud Senator Brownback’s leadership in advancing broadband deployment issues in the U.S. Senate.

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