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$20 billion broadband infrastructure bill introduced to Senate

Feb 03, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Congress members Jared Huffman, Mark Pocan and Rick Nolan announced today that they have introduced the New Deal Rural Broadband Act of 2017.

The goal behind the legislation is to connect every American home, school and business to a stable, high-speed broadband internet connection.

The infrastructure for the plan would be based off the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, which was a part of President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal. The Electrification Act of 1936 provided federal lo...