By Greg Kim, Alaska Public Media
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the passage of the infrastructure bill, and lessons from Virginia’s gubernatorial election.
The Senate is debating a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill this week that would invest in vital public works projects throughout the country. One key portion would expand broadband internet access for millions of Americans. Nicol Turner-Lee, senior fellow of governance studies…
Vice President Kamala Harris will hold a roundtable Thursday to discuss steps the administration is taking to make high-speed internet more accessible.
By Associated Press
During the pandemic, the federal government has tried to boost access to broadband internet. The Cares Act provided $150 billion to state and local governments, which many used to help extend connectivity, and the most recent stimulus package gave $7…
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
By Tali Arbel, Michael Casey, Associated Press
While more people have been connected in recent years, tens of millions still lack access to high-speed internet because phone and cable companies hesitate to invest in far-flung rural areas.
By Tara Garcia Mathewson, The Hechinger Report
Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. schools should coronavirus force education online.
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to break up and better regulate monopolies he says currently limit internet access to drive up their profits.
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Across rural America, a bandwidth gap separates communities like Weston from an increasingly digital world where high-speed internet has become a fundamental component of modern life, putting them at a disadvantage.
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans.
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