Colo. – The pandemic has highlighted the importance of high-speed internet, Senator Michael Bennet’s Bridge Act is the most recent effort to promote broadband affordability, adoption, and inclusion.
In the 21st century, it is clear that broadband is essential infrastructure, as Americans of all backgrounds have relied on the internet to work, shop, and stay connected to their loved ones.
The Bridge Act of 2021 would provide states like Colorado with the resources to have broadband networks able to meet its communities’ needs.
Senator Bennet says too many rural and low-income communities across the U.S. lack affordable and reliable access to broadband, and now is the time to change that,
“The pandemic showed, when it came to, you know our schools, how unfair it was for some kids who basically lost a year of schooling because they didn’t have access to broadband; and also small businesses, a lot of them on the West Slope that didn’t have access to broadband either,” says Sen. Bennet.
The bipartisan Bridge Act would provide 40 billion dollars in flexible funding to states and local communities to be in charge of.