ACCESS the Internet Bill aims to bring high-speed broadband to libraries

September 4, 2020

A new bill has been proposed to combat the digital divide in America. 

Accelerating Connected Care and Education Support Services on the Internet Act, or ACCESS the Internet for short, this bipartisan bill would bring high-speed broadband internet to areas in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) co-authored the bill so that hotspots and internet connection devices can be deployed to ensure everyone has access to remote work, telehealth and distanced learning.

Through the bill, there will be a $200 million internet hotspot program for libraries.

The bill provides funding for the Department of Education, the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth program and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Ensuring broadband access for everyone is a long-term goal, but this bill provides a short-term solution for low income and rural areas who need their internet access now more than ever. 

Kinetx Prime is dedicated to bringing high-speed internet access to communities in need. Our team is skilled at delivering innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide and connect those living in underserved and unserved areas.

Read more:

ACCESS the Internet Act Press Release

ACCESS the internet Inside Towers Article