Democrats propose record $94bn bill to improve US broadband access

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The detriments of digital inequality have never been more pronounced than throughout the ongoing pandemic, in which millions of people around the world are confined to their homes. In the US, a report from federal regulators last year found that 18 million people lacked reliable connectivity, primarily in rural, tribal and low-income communities.  Now, a new bill being championed by Democrats is proposing the creation of a $94 billion fund to support broadband accessibility throughout the US over the next three to four years…

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