Internet for All Act Introduced to Assist High-Speed Broadband Deployment

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Bicameral legislation was introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) to expand access to affordable high-speed broadband.  The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act will invest over $94 billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure in underserved and unserved communities across the country.  More specifically this bill will: (1) authorize $80 billion to deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure; (2) allocate $5 billion for low-interest financing through a secured loan program, (3) allocate an additional $6 billion for the recently established Emergency Connectivity Fund; (4) allocate $1 billion to establish state grant programs; and (5) provide $2 billion to facilitate students’ remote learning; (6) authorize funding for Wi-Fi on school buses; and (7) establish a new office within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to ensure the efficient use of federal money.

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