DENVER, Colo. – Senate Majority Leader Mark Scheffel (R-Parker) this week was honored by the Colorado Telecommunications Association with a “Rural Broadband Leadership Award” for his outstanding work on telecommunications policy and reform.
“Senator Scheffel has been an important leader on telecommunications reform at the state capitol. He has sponsored several key pieces of telecom legislation, including last year’s successful deregulation bill, that helped rural telecommunications providers,” said Pete Kirchhof, executive vice president of the CTA.
“In addition, Senator Scheffel regularly communicates the concerns of rural providers to the fellow legislators, the governor’s office and the Public Utilities Commission. He was the first legislator to sign letters to the Public Utilities Commission calling for key reforms on behalf of rural providers,” Kirchhof continued. “It’s safe to say that rural telecommunications providers and customers have a strong advocate in Senator Scheffel.”
Senator Scheffel thanked the CTA for the honor and pledged to keep leading on these issues at the Capitol.