The $43 billion in federal broadband infrastructure funding will be used to ensure that everyone in America will have access to affordable broadband in the coming years.
According to a statement from National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief Alan Davidson at the Breakfast Broadband event, in order to truly eliminate the digital divide, state engagement and leadership was necessary to maximize federal funding. There’s a need for political leadership to be engaging and understand the importance of the IIJA. One of the biggest areas that we’re investing in is in the folks we’re going to be working with in the states. The broadband offices in the states are going to be the key front line for a lot of this work.