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By Nathan Beacom
Senior policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Bipartisan infrastructure bill includes funding for rural broadband

 

September 9, 2021



Representatives moved forward the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which includes investments in roads, bridges, other major public infrastructure projects and broadband.

One of the most significant funding allotments in the bill is in the realm of digital infrastructure. Some 30 million Americans, mostly rural, are still without the infrastructure for standard internet access speeds. In Nebraska, for example, 26% of residents do not have adequate access to high speed internet, which is becoming essential for everything from healthcare to education to work. The Bipartisan...



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