(FeaturedNews.com) – Access to high-speed Internet is not widespread in the United States. Unfortunately, many rural areas cannot hook up to fast service, which causes many issues when schools and businesses require remote learning and working during the pandemic. A new trip by Vice President Kamala Harris will address this issue, expanding service to the areas that need it most.
The vice president and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will go to Louisiana on February 25. They will meet with Governor John Bel Edwards (D) to go to St. Landry Parish for an event on how the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Act will invest in high-speed Internet access in the state.
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Governor Edwards said he’s excited to have the vice president in Louisiana talk about how the Biden administration will invest in the area’s Internet infrastructure. He spoke about how vital broadband access is and how it will positively impact the communities. He said the investments would improve education and business and increase the quality of life.
The Infrastructure Act, which became law on November 15, 2021, includes $65 million in funding to expand broadband access networks into communities with limited service. Increasing access is a platform Harris pushed when she served in the Senate.
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