Families across New Hampshire, Louisiana, Virginia, and West Virginia are going to get more accessible and affordable internet service thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. This morning, the Biden-Harris administration announced the first four states to receive broadband funding from the American Rescue Plan’s $10 billion Capital Projects Fund, which will help bring down internet costs and ultimately expand access to affordable high speed internet for the millions of Americans who currently lack it.
This is only the latest move by President Biden to help cut internet costs. The president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $65 billion to expand affordable broadband access, and many states have used additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to make it easier and more affordable to access the internet.
Here’s a look at some of the local coverage of President Biden’s latest push to lower costs:
- WMUR: New Hampshire to receive $50 million for high-speed internet access
- New Hampshire Union Leader: $50 million headed to NH to bring high-speed internet to rural communities
- Concord Monitor: NH one of four states to receive first broadband funds
- New Hampshire Bulletin: Four states – including N.H. – win federal grants to expand affordable high-speed internet
- The Intelligencer: West Virginia Among First States Approved for ARPA Broadband Funding
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting: West Virginia Receives $136 Million To Expand Broadband
- West Virginia Metro News: US Treasury Department awards West Virginia capital project funding for broadband work
- WTRF: West Virginia one of the first states to receive money out of $10B broadband fund
- Virginia Mercury: Virginia, other states win federal grants to expand affordable high-speed internet
- Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia to receive $220 million federal grant to expand broadband networks for high-speed internet
- KALB: Louisiana to Receive $176.7 million through American Rescue Plan to increase access to affordable, high-speed internet
- The Advocate: Louisiana is one of the first states receiving federal dollars for high-speed internet
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