The Divide: Internet Society's Mark Buell on what's 'very good' and 'less good' in the broadband bill

With the Biden administration's $65 billion broadband bill now signed into law, this week we hear from Mark Buell, regional vice president for North America at the Internet Society, on the impact the legislation will have on the digital divide in the US. (Note: This conversation was recorded just prior to the bill passing in the House. It was officially signed as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15.) We discuss some of the "very good" things in the broadband bill, as well as the "less good" elements – like a lack of specific funding for municipal and community networks. We also discuss the urgency for the FCC to update its "horrendously inaccurate" national broadband map now that so much funding is at stake.

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