Biden Reveals FY 23 Proposed Budget Including Increased Funding for Rural Broadband and Emerging Technologies

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President Biden has released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, which includes increased funding for broadband, rural communities, and emerging technologies.  Specifically, Biden’s budget proposes the following initiatives: (1) $625 million for the Rural Utilities Service’s broadband programs; (2) $67.6 million for increased salaries and expenses at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; (3) $13 million for advanced communications research and engineering; (4) a $187 million increase in funding for research initiatives at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; (5) $600 million for the ReConnect Program; (6) $25 million to help rural providers refinance their debt and upgrade their networks; and (7) $690 million to support expanded broadband deployment in rural communities.

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