Kustoff Announces Mobile Office Hours; Introduces Rural Broadband Bill


WASHINGTON, DC (March 23) — Last week, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), announced mobile office hours for the month of April. Mobile office hours will be held on Tuesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 7.

“If you need assistance with a federal agency such as the Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, or the Department of Veterans Affairs, I encourage you to visit our mobile office sites across West Tennessee,” said Rep. Kustoff. “Our office will help you get the answers you need.”

Kustoff will not be at these locations, but members of his office will be available at each location.


Tuesday, April 5

Obion County: 1–3 p.m.

Obion County Mayor’s Office

316 S. Third Street

Union City, TN 38261


Henry County: 1–3 p.m.

Henry County Courthouse, Basement Conference Room

101 W. Washington Street

Paris, TN 38242


Thursday, April 7

Carroll County: 9– 11 a.m.

Huntingdon City Hall

19801 E Main Street

Huntingdon, TN 38344


Gibson County: 1–3 p.m.

Milan City Hall-Board Room

1061 S. Main Street

Milan, TN 38358


In other news, Kustoff joined Rep. Long in introducing legislation designed to improve broadband infrastructure in rural America. Last month, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) joined Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) to introduce H.R. 7112, the Internet Exchange (IX) Act. This bill aims to strengthen internet access in rural areas by promoting more Internet Exchanges across the country.

“Reliable, accessible, and affordable internet is vital to support education, business development, and economic opportunity. Unfortunately, many of our rural communities in West Tennessee are still without vital broadband infrastructure,” said Rep. Kustoff. “It is a top priority of mine to ensure that all communities throughout West Tennessee receive adequate support and resources to expand access to broadband services. The Internet Exchange Act will increase the number of Internet Exchanges across the country, bringing rural West Tennessee into the 21st Century.”

Internet Exchanges are one of the building blocks around which the internet is built. They are the physical locations where networks come together, and where content providers place content closer to end users to increase the speed and efficiency of networks. Currently, there are dozens of Internet Exchanges nationwide but most of them are concentrated in big cities and in the coastal states.