Broadband infrastructure is the infrastructure of the 21st century. Eliminating the digital divide is a major component in the fight for equity. Without investment, under-connected households will continue to be at a disadvantage because they won’t be able to complete schoolwork, apply for jobs, take online classes to expand workforce skills, or even pay a simple bill online.
The American Jobs Plan proposes investing $100 billion to increase access to affordable broadband infrastructure. It recognizes that good connections are essential for our region’s economic recovery and quality of life.