SHLB Celebrates Infrastructure Bill Signing November 15, 2021
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2021) - Today President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, cinching $65 billion for broadband access.
John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, made the following statement:
“We are thrilled to see President Biden’s infrastructure bill become law today – it’s a win for everyone interested in closing the digital divide. Not only does the legislation include an unparalleled dollar amount for broadband, it also recognizes the important role that community anchor institutions play in making internet access affordable and available to all. Anchor institutions are explicitly recognized in the broadband deployment programs and in the DIgital Equity Act language that promotes broadband adoption. The SHLB Coalition congratulates President Biden and Congress for today’s momentous accomplishment.”
The SHLB Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that supports open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections for anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. The SHLB Coalition is based in Washington, D.C. and has a diverse membership of commercial and non-commercial organizations from across the United States. To learn more, visit www.shlb.org.