rural internet access

Infrastructure Bill To Provide Billions for Rural Internet Access

Wifi Rural Access

Episode 1844

In what Leo calls the Tennessee Valley Authority for rural Internet, the latest infrastructure legislation will provide $65 Billion for creating internet access. Leo says it's sorely needed and will not only provide access for remote areas but also lower the price of the Internet for low-income families. But Leo worries that big corporations will pocket most of that money and do the minimum possible to meet those goals, meaning the goals of rural broadband won't really be met at all. Better for the money to go to local internet providers.