by Rick White, Former U.S Congressman & CEO of Technet
March 18, 2021
Published in bisnow.com
With a focus on expanding economic opportunity in rural areas, the federal government is pouring billions into fiber expansion, satellite networks and other digital infrastructure aimed at boosting connectivity in hard-to-reach areas.
The funds could boost experimentation in areas like modular data centers and add new incentives for service providers in rural pockets of the country.
On the heels of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which included reimbursements for schools and libraries offering internet access during the coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats introduced another $94B package, called the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which seeks to build high-speed fiber connections […]