"Next infrastructure bill aims to end ‘digital divide’"
March 16, 2021


 

Date: March 16, 2021

Outlet: Roll Call

Written By: Dean DeChiaro

Excerpt: "Clyburn’s proposal won immediate support from Democratic commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, including acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, as well as a wide variety of industry groups and advocacy organizations.

'For the last year the conversation around closing the digital divide has centered on short-term, urgent solutions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic,' John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the nonprofit Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition, said in a statement. 'While these efforts are critical, we also need long-term solutions to address the enormous inequities in our broadband landscape so we are better prepared for the next crisis.'”

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Original Posting: https://www.rollcall.com/2021/03/16/next-infrastructure-bill-aims-to-end-digital-divide/



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