House OKs $100 Billion for Rural Broadband

Another effort to close the “digital divide.”

By Rick Richardson

The U.S. House of Representatives this month approved the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that puts $100 billion toward bringing high-speed broadband to underserved areas.

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The ambitious bill also allocates funds toward transportation and clean energy initiatives, such as $500 billion for rebuilding highways, bridges and rail, and $70 billion for promoting renewable energy.