Biden will allocate $40 billion for Internet connectivity
President Biden on Monday announced about $40 billion in funding to be allocated across the country in an effort to bring areas without Internet access online in the coming years.
The White House billed the announcement as kicking off three weeks”invest in Americablitz, in which Biden and other officials will highlight how the money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other laws passed under Biden are infrastructure upgrading around the nation.
“Just as Franklin Delano Roosevelt supplied electricity to every home in America through his Rural Electrification Act, the announcement is part of President Biden’s larger effort to deliver investment, jobs and opportunity directly to working-class and bourgeois familys across the country,” a White House official said.
Approximately 8.5 million locations across the country are currently not connected to the Internet, the White House said.
Vice President Harris on Monday said 24 million people in the US they don’t have access to high-speed internet because they can’t afford it or because they live in communities without a fiber optic connection.
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