The pandemic has made it clear that without home broadband, American’s are shut out of economic security and opportunity. Click on the video below to watch Evan Marwell join CNN’s Boris Sanchez to talk about why better data is vital to President Biden’s infrastructure plan and the need for a permanent solution to addressing the affordability gap that is responsible for two-thirds of the digital divide.
Broadband activities are revving up in the Bay State. The timing is not a coincidence: with President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law in November 2021, and NTIA subsequently releasing Notices of Funding Opportunity which outline the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, Digital Equity Act, and Enabling Middle Mile Grant Infrastructure program in May 2022, states and localities find themselves in a new era of funding opportunities to finally close the digital divide. To connect the unconnected to affordable broadband, EducationSuperHighway has teamed up with organizations across Massachusetts to take advantage of this opportunity in three separate areas, described below.