NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is applauding recently introduced proposals from GOP members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee aimed at addressing broadband infrastructure challenges. “The proposals … should serve as a catalyst for the ongoing dialogue about how to best promote access to rural broadband,” NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield said in a news release. She said the proposals “tackle important issues” including middle-mile transport challenges, regulatory barriers and plans for mapping broadband availability. “As these proposals advance and evolve through the legislative process, NTCA is eager to work with the sponsoring congressional offices and other leaders to tackle the challenges of rural broadband,” Bloomfield said.