White House Releases Fact Sheets Highlighting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's Progress Nationwide
The White House released updated fact sheets highlighting how President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is delivering results for all 50 states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Tribal communities. Eight months following the passage of the IIJA, the Biden-Harris Administration has made unprecedented investments in all 50 states and territories to build a better America that delivers for all communities. Since signing the law, the Biden-Harris Administration has hit the ground running to make major progress. Multichannel News reports that it includes a new metric for broadband access and the suggestion that it has almost solved the affordability issue. In each of the state update internet sections, the White House talks about the lack of internet in terms not only of access to broadband, but according to how many residents of each state “do not have an internet subscription.” For example, the White House reports that nearly 35 percent of Arkansans do not have an internet subscription, but that about 118,000 households are now enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). For Illinois, 21 percent of Illinoisans do not have an internet subscription, whilst 391,700 households are now enrolled in ACP. And in Ohio, 21 percent of Ohioans do not have an internet subscription. However, 673,000 households in Ohio are enrolled in the ACP.
White House Releases Fact Sheets Highlighting President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Historic Progress Nationwide ‘Internet Subscription’ Is Now a White House Infrastructure Metric (Multichannel News)