Four ways the Infrastructure Bill makes broadband more affordable

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society outlines the ways the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make broadband more affordable. At a very high level, here’s the answer…

  1. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Becomes the (Permanent) Affordable Connectivity Program
    The subsidy goes from $50 to $30 but again. Permanent
  2. Consumer Broadband Labels
    I would love to see this look like the grocery store model – give me cost per Mbps – like comparative price per ounce of breakfast cereal
  3. Speed Report
    They mention “consider future speed needs” when coming up with thresholds
  4. Addressing Digital Redlining
    Will be interested to view this from rural lens
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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