Congressman Leonard Boswell is touting his “rural technology development plan.” Boswell, who’s a democrat from Davis City, may support tax credits for businesses that extend high-speed fiber into rural areas of the country.In the 2000 campaign, Boswell’s republican opponent proposed a series of steps to address the “digital divide” separating rural and urban America.Boswell supports tax incentives for high-tech businesses that locate in rural America. He’s traveling his district this week, holding meetings to solicit other ideas. Surveys show just 13 percent of Iowans have high-speed access in their homes, and Boswell says that’s one reason rural America is in the economic doldrums. Boswell made his comments during a statehouse news conference this morning.
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