Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Biden Broadband Infrastructure Plan Ignites Lobby Jockeying

 President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is sparking a broadband lobbying fight, reports Politico, with multiple internet providers claiming Democrats are miscalculating and abandoning rural America and threatening to hurt the companies' bottom lines.

The White House has said it wants to “future proof” the proposed $100 billion in subsidies to connect the country with fast broadband internet. Many take that phrase to mean laying traditional fiber-optic cable.

That’s an unsettling prospect to providers specializing in alternative ways to get online, like using wireless spectrum and 5G, cable TV lines and satellite-delivered internet. That includes companies ranging from Comcast to AT&T to billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Continue Reading

No comments:

Post a Comment