Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Congress should ensure that all Americans have the home internet connectivity necessary to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling and telework as part of any additional COVID-19 relief legislation. Schmidt told U.S. Senate and House leadership in a letter sent last week, that large portions of rural America, including here in Kansas, currently lack broadband access at a time when many of our critical needs are being fulfilled online. He says it is now essential that Congress take action to prevent government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from worsening the existing digital divide and ensure access to work, school and healthcare for all Americans.