Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Names Task Force

 By Leslie Stimson, Inside Towers Washington Bureau Chief With references to construction of the transcontinental railroad during the Civil War and building the interstate highway system during the Cold War, President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday just after 4:20 p.m. Eastern. “As we learned during the pandemic, access to high-speed internet is essential,” said Biden of the measure, which includes $65 billion in government funds for broadband internet deployment.

“This law is going to make high-speed internet available everywhere,” he said during the signing ceremony at the White House, referencing rural and other parts of the country. “No parent should have to sit in a parking lot of a fast-food restaurant ever again so their child can use the internet to do homework,” Biden said. “That’s over, folks.”  Continue Reading

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