By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-11-21

Democrats are taking a couple of bites at the $100-billion connect-everyone legislative apple.

On the same day Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) introduced his bill to fund universal connectivity to the tune of $100 billion, all 32 members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee joined to introduce the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act (LIFT America Act).

The $312 billion infrastructure bill covers energy, drinking water, and healthcare as well as broadband, the latter which includes another $6 billion for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.  » Read More