By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-10-21

Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Wednesday (Feb. 10) that he plans to reintroduce the Internet Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act.

That came in a video session at the INCOMPAS virtual Policy Summit Wednesday. The bill would invest $100 billion to close the digital divide.

Clyburn, who created the Rural Broadband Task Force, said he had lined up support in the House and Senate for his bill, which would be re-introduced in the House in the next couple of weeks.

He said he had talked to everybody he needed to, including the White House, to make that investment in “accessible and affordable broadband for all” an integral part of any infrastructure bill.  » Read More