Senators Marsh and Singleton Talk Broadband, Police Reform and Monuments with Our 360 News
Updated: Jul 24, 2020
Montgomery, Ala. - Our 360 News sat down with Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R - Anniston) and Alabama Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D - Greensboro) today to discuss a variety of topics, including the Legislature's ongoing effort to expand broadband internet service to rural and underserved communities across the state.
The senators said there is bipartisan support for a broadband expansion program that will wire the entire state with broadband internet service over the next two years. Both Marsh and Singleton have conducted extensive meetings with broadband internet service providers and technology companies to ensure Alabama is prepared to launch the program. Companies like AT&T and Comcast, among others, will be responsible for providing the broadband infrastructure, while global technology companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are potential collaborators to ensure Alabama’s children have the necessary tools to take full advantage of the new broadband capabilities.
Follow Our 360 News and our multi-part conversation series from this interview with Senators Marsh and Singleton where, in addition to broadband expansion, we discuss the push for law enforcement reforms, and the controversy surrounding the Alabama Monument Memorial Preservation Act.