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

The Senate has passed the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, which could free up potentially hundreds of billions more for broadband buildouts, and without any additional legislation.

States got $1.9 trillion in Congress’s COVID-19 rescue legislation earlier this year, specifically to deal with the loss of revenues due to COVID-19. But the AP reported last month that more than half a trillion dollars of that had yet to be spent.

The just-passed bill would expand the places all that money could go.  » Read More