Advisory Services Policy Brief: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — Broadband
Advisory Services Policy Briefs is a series from our management consultants that summarize and analyze infrastructure policy, starting with deep dives into the Infrastructure Bill, describing funding opportunities by project type and discussing what the law means for infrastructure policy moving forward. All IIJA and Federal Infrastructure Policy and Funding Resources
Bridging the ‘Digital Divide’
With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the United States Congress made a substantial investment in deployment of broadband to increase access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet. With this investment, states and communities will be able to move toward closing the “digital divide,” particularly in communities of color, lower-income and rural areas.
This Advisory Services Policy Brief summarizes several new programs in the IIJA to support increased access to high-speed internet and help ensure equitable distribution of essential public services to enable all Americans to enjoy the benefits of broadband.