President Biden Announces $400 Million for Rural Internet Access
The administration wants to give reliable, affordable internet to all Americans
On Thursday, the Biden administration announced it will provide $401 million to provide access to high-speed internet for 31,000 rural residents and businesses in 11 states, as part of Biden's drive to expand access to the web.
"With this money, we are one step closer to President [Joe] Biden's ambitious goal of affordable and reliable internet for all," Biden's infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu told reporters.
At the same time, Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to New York on Thursday to announce formation of the Economic Opportunity Coalition, a coalition of 23 companies and foundations, with the aim of investing billions of dollars into low-income communities.
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