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President Biden's Fight to Improve U.S. Broadband Infrastructure

Improving access to broadband internet is part of President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. However, it faces stiff resistance from Republicans, some who had questioned the $100 billion price tag. And even after reducing the cost to $65 billion, Biden may not get what he wants due to unanswered questions on how broadband should work in the U.S. and much more. Read more about the fight to improve this tech infrastructure and why it's critical to bridging the digital divide.

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    Biden cuts broadband plan from $100 billion to $65 billion to match GOP offer

    Biden cuts broadband plan from $100 billion to $65 billion to match GOP offer

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    Ars Technica - Jon Brodkin

    Biden makes $65B offer, but GOP opposes municipal broadband and overall jobs plan. President Biden has cut his broadband-deployment spending proposal …

    The bipartisan consensus on broadband is a mirage

    The bipartisan consensus on broadband is a mirage

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    Recode - Rebecca Heilweil

    There’s a tense fight in Washington between Republicans and Democrats over President Biden’s infrastructure plan, from the amount of funding in it to the very definition of infrastructure. But on the question of addressing the internet and bridging the digital divide, there appears to be resounding …

    Did You Know About the FCC's $50 Internet Subsidy?

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCC launched a program to provide low-income homes a subsidy to make having internet access more affordable. However, it's only a temporary measure, something President Biden's infrastructure plan, if passed, could remedy.

    The FCC has money for broadband. The hard part? Spreading the word.
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    The FCC has money for broadband. The hard part? Spreading the word.

    Further Reading

    Read more about how President Biden's original proposal would have benefited technology infrastructure.

    How Tech Might Benefit From Biden's Infrastructure Plan

    How Tech Might Benefit From Biden's Infrastructure Plan

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    From improved access to broadband internet to investments in electric vehicle production and clean energy, there are many reasons why the tech sector could love President Biden's newly released infrastructure plan. Read more about why tech is a big part of the White House's proposal.

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