$1.2tn infrastructure bill will see $65bn US broadband boost

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Late on Friday, the House of Representatives approved President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, passing the legislation with a vote of 228 to 206.    The bill’s journey towards becoming law has been a bumpy one, facing opposition from both sides of the political fence. Naturally, the majority of Republican representatives opposed the bill, dubbing it as an excessive use of taxpayer money and a slippery slope towards ‘big government’. Nonetheless, 16 Republicans did ultimately support the bill.   Meanwhile, a faction of the more left-wing Democrats thought that the bill did not go far enough…

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