The nation needs President Biden's bold, futuristic infrastructure plan

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To make the most of technology’s future, the United States again needs a bold infrastructure plan that will create a springboard for new jobs, sustained competitiveness, and broader prosperity. While many details and the need for compromise lie ahead, we believe President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, or AJP, points in the right direction. Broadband has become the electricity of the 21st century, providing the lifeblood for jobs, healthcare, and education. But like electricity in the 1930s, it hasn’t reached tens of millions of people. Public investment can close this gap and encourage long-term broadband adoption. We need both private ingenuity and public investment to ensure that technology’s benefits reach everyone.

[Brad Smith is the president of Microsoft.]

The nation needs Biden's bold, futuristic infrastructure plan: Microsoft president