[VIDEO] Congressman Derek Kilmer stopped in Shelton Friday to talk about the Broadband for All Act which was re-introduced this week.
The 6th District U.S. Representative held a round table discussion on the importance of expanding access to broadband internet especially in rural areas. The round table was held in Mason PUD 3’s auditorium and included representatives from the public utility, the City of Shelton, the Economic Development Council of Mason County, the North Mason School District and Hood Canal Communications.
The Broadband for All Act would create a new tax credit of up to 75 percent for groups of two or more homeowners or businesses to help cover the cost of building the infrastructure needed to get them online. The tax refund applies to any available technology, so each group can choose the best option that bridges the “last-mile” gap between their homes and businesses and the existing broadband service network.