Broadband Expansion: Proposed Broadband Improvements & Other Issues Before the U.S. Senate

The American Rescue Act provides $17 billion for rural broadband improvements and expansion, and to address the digital divide for students. Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine sponsored this portion of the $1.9 trillion package. It’s estimated that Maine will get at least $100 million for broadband improvements. Guests:  Angus King, second-term U.S. senator… Continue reading Broadband Expansion: Proposed Broadband Improvements & Other Issues Before the U.S. Senate

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Broadband Support Opportunities for State and Local Governments Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

President Biden has now signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R 1319, “Act”) into law. As many are aware, the $1.9 trillion package includes $7.17 billion for an Emergency Connectivity Fund to enable remote learning, for which the FCC is to issue rules within 60 days of the Act’s enactment. This blog entry describes a… Continue reading Broadband Support Opportunities for State and Local Governments Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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Maine Will Get At Least $100 Million For Broadband In Pandemic Relief Package, King Says

Independent Senator Angus King says Maine will get at least $100 million in funding for broadband improvements as part of $10 billion that’s been set aside for that purpose in the new $1.9 trillion federal pandemic relief package. King — a long-time proponent of major investments in broadband — says the federal funding will significantly change Maine’s economy… Continue reading Maine Will Get At Least $100 Million For Broadband In Pandemic Relief Package, King Says

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American Rescue Plan: Broadband and the Social Safety Net

A Bigger Boost for Broadband on the Way? In addition to the American Rescue Plan, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led the charge on the reintroduction of the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act. The $94 billion proposal would bring broadband service to areas where it doesn’t exist, improve speeds in places where connectivity is… Continue reading American Rescue Plan: Broadband and the Social Safety Net

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