Stop the Cap takes a look at the proposed broadband funding…
After weeks of tense negotiations to secure bipartisan support for the Biden Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure stimulus measure, the White House appears to have largely capitulated to Republican efforts to water down funding to expand broadband service into a $65 billion package that will doubtless be a financial bonanza to the country’s largest phone and cable operators.
Here are some of the specific areas where Stop the Cap feels consumers were sold out:
- Reduced speed requirements are a dream come true for cable operators.
- Addressing affordability is now mostly wishful thinking.
- Digital redlining is A-OK
- Sky is the Limit pricing with onerous data caps are fine with us.