On Senate Floor, Klobuchar Highlights Need to Keep Students and Low-Income Families Connected During the Pandemic and Invest in Broadband Infrastructure
On the Senate Floor, Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke about the impact that the lack of access to broadband is having on Americans during the coronavirus pandemic – particularly students and low-income families – and the critical need to bring high-speed internet to every family, regardless of their zip code.
“I've always believed that when we invest in broadband, we invest in opportunity for every American. If we could bring electricity to everyone's home in the smallest farms, in the middle of areas with very little population, we can do this in the modern era. Otherwise we are going to continue to have -- Have and Have Nots. It shouldn't depend on your zip code, whether or not your kid can learn to read. It shouldn't depend on where your zip code is to figure out what their homework is the next day. All Americans should have access to high speed internet. This pandemic has put a big magnifying glass on what was a problem for many, many years and it's time to act now.”
On Senate Floor, Klobuchar Highlights Need to Keep Students and Low-Income Families Connected During the Pandemic and Invest in