Congressman Bob Latta welcomed a Washington official to talk about improving broadband communications in rural areas.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai visited northwest Ohio and toured Buckeye telesystem's offices in Toledo.
D uring a roundtable discussion at Buckeye's offices, the commissioner listened to local business owners about the issues of bringing and improving broadband and Wi-Fi technology to rural areas.
" I f you live in a part of the country that doesn't have that connectivity, that doesn't mobile broadband, doesn't have a fixed broadband, you're probably going to move somewhere else where you can get it, and that's a disaster in the making for rural America , " explains Commissioner Pai.
Congressman Latta explains Pai's meeting in northwest Ohio is important for locals with broadband and Wi-Fi issues in rural areas, "when you're talking about Wi-Fi and anything like that, it's so important with what happens with the FCC because it affects everybody right here at home."
C ommissioner Pai says he plans to take what he has learned back to Washington to find solutions to the problems.