"Infrastructure deal firms up $65B for broadband expansion" July 29, 2021
Date: July 29, 2021
Written By: Kelcee Griffis
Excerpt: "John Windhausen, executive director of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, told Law360 that while the package rightly gives credit to the role community institutions play in extending connectivity, it failed to prioritize these institutions across the board.
'We are very pleased with the multiple references to anchor institutions and the bill's recognition that they need gigabit connectivity," he said. "Unfortunately, the [$40 billion] fund gives community anchor institutions third priority, after unserved and underserved areas. This would revert to a siloed approach to broadband that is uneconomic."