While the media is running with the narrative that nothing President Biden proposes will ever get done, and therefore, the president has nothing to offer but a bunch of broken promises. This is, however, far from the truth. Among the many promises made by the Biden administration included an increase in access to high speed internet across America at reduced cost – part of a $14 billion dollar investment in the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
This investment allows for the creation of vouchers that will impact 1 in 4 American households – reducing the cost of their internet access – fees that can even be transferred to buying laptops or tablets for connecting online in the first place.
Already, 10 million households across the country have signed up for the program to expand broadband access – an announcement made on Monday by Vice President Kamala Harris.
Just this change alone can have a considerable impact on the economy for the better. Think of how many businesses can be created just on the strength of one part of the bipartisan infrastructure deal and how many rural communities will be impacted for the better. It might not be on the radar of many people, but the program is going a significant way to improving the U.S. broadband structure – a gap that was laid bare in the wake of the pandemic. This is one of many reasons why it’s essential to support Democrats down the ballot in 2022.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making