Broadband infrastructure funding could be 'life-changing,' advocates say

State Scoop - Since President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure act into law last week, state broadband officials have expressed optimism that its $65 billion in broadband funding can close their digital divides for good. Though many states have dedicated hundreds of millions of dollars in CARES Act and American Rescue Plan funding over the past year to expand broadband access, broadband advocates and state lawmakers have spoken out in the past week with words of encouragement for their unserved communities, assuring that this new investment will finally enable states to reach 100% connectivity.

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