The infrastructure package includes $550 billion in new spending over five years for roads, bridges, railroads, ports and waterways. There’s another $65 billion to expand access to the internet across Rural America. At the White House ceremony, President Joe Biden said this bill delivers real results. “Here in Washington, we’ve heard countless speeches and promises and white papers from experts, but today we’re finally getting this done.” Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar called the infrastructure package “a historic investment in our country’s future.” Klobuchar introduced the portion of the law that expands broadband infrastructure. The Minnesota lawmaker said 42 million Americans, including 16 percent of the households in rural Minnesota lack reliable broadband access.
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