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State urged to seek cheaper, faster, better broadband to bolster economy

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

The new study for the Office of Consumer Counsel, which recommends a number of possible initiatives, may help bolster a legislative proposal under consideration to create a Bioscience and Health Data Network Collaborative Task Force that would work out plans for a gigabit-speed broadband network.

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo told the Commerce Committee that “it is in our collective best interest to explore new ways to grow Connecticut’s economy.”

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