Broadband on the Hill: A Legislative Update

Schools Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition

05/29/2020 - 13:00
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Broadband legislation is having an unprecedented moment - a reaction to the urgent need to expedite connectivity amid COVID-19. Congress is considering bills to add $2 billion to the Rural Health Care Program, $4 billion to the E-rate program, $1 billion for Lifeline, $80 billion for broadband infrastructure, and $1.2 billion for digital literacy. Tune into SHLB's legislative update to hear from the key Congressional staff who are driving the effort to fund broadband connectivity for anchor institutions and everyone. We'll explore which bills will have the best chances of enactment, and what we can do to support these initiatives.