House Energy and Commerce telecom subcommittee chief Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is continuing to review the 25 broadband deployment bills the panel weighed last month and is working on consolidating proposals. When asked about two bipartisan bills from Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) – known as “dig once” and “climb once,” aimed at speeding installment of broadband infrastructure in roads and on phone poles, respectively – Blackburn told John, “I’m for it!” The “dig once” bill “makes too much sense,” Eshoo said in a recent interview. “It saves money. … It could be readily applied.” She has introduced versions of the bill for several Congresses, including last time around with House E&C Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.).
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