Congresswoman Cammack Hosts Broadband Roundtables With Officials In FL-03

U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) hosts elected officials from Alachua, Marion, and Putnam Counties for three virtual broadband roundtables on Wednesday, February 17th.

Statement from Congresswoman Kat Cammack

On Wednesday, I hosted the first of three broadband roundtables with elected officials and stakeholders from Alachua, Marion, and Putnam Counties to discuss the challenges with broadband access in Florida’s Third Congressional District. I heard from law enforcement personnel, county/city commissioners, school system administrators, and others about the internet service gaps in the region and how I can best advocate for high-speed, reliable internet access for our district. 


During our conversations, we discussed how the COVID pandemic has exacerbated the need for reliable internet service, especially for remote work, schooling, and telehealth. In the ever-changing digital landscape of the 21st century, broadband access is a necessary—and critical—utility for the internet age. 

We especially know all too well how important broadband access is for public works and emergency response. As the Lead Republican on the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery, I’m committed to ensuring communities across Florida’s Third District and the country are equipped to handle everything from natural disasters to community emergencies. It is no longer acceptable to operate with outdated equipment and poor connections—we must remain dedicated to the safety and security of our area. 

My team and I are continuing conversations with other cities and counties in the district and will continue to engage with the providers in our area, including Windstream and SpaceX. 

Increasing access to rural broadband for all communities across Florida’s Third Congressional District is my highest priority this Congress, and I look forward to providing updates as we make progress toward this important goal. 
  • Sure wish they had broadband in Turkey Creek so the Chronicle could do an article about the Sprungs County yahoos LOSING their lawsuit against the county charter amendment. Oh, wait, no bad news for the snowflakes.

  • If the county would have utilized a portion of the $11,500,000 they sprung on the new fairgrounds maybe they could have provided some broadband access. The fiber line already exists so the initial infrastructure is already in place.

    I guess we’ll just have to wait for that tax increase to pay for it.

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