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Broadband bill builds momentum

MOUNT VERNON — A piece of legislation designed to increase residential broadband coverage in Ohio is well on its way to becoming law. House Bill 281, now Sub. Bill 281, is a “labor of love” for State Rep.

Rick Carfagna, who introduced the bill and is shepherding it through the legislative process. “This idea was born from my 14 years in the broadband industry, as well as my seven years as a township trustee,” Carfagna told the News. “I was able to see this problem from multiple perspectives, and I really hope we can accomplish this and provide a model-type of legislation that can perhaps be utilized elsewhere in the country.” The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers.

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