McBath, Sec. Raimondo Spotlight Critical Investment in Secure, Reliable, and Affordable Broadband

On Wednesday of “Infrastructure Week,” McBath spotlights the $100 million investment in Georgia’s broadband infrastructure.

November 10, 2021

Marietta, GA – Today, on the third day of “Infrastructure Week,” Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) is spotlighting the historic investments in broadband access for Georgians passed last week in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“Families across Georgia rely on access to broadband for their jobs, their schoolwork, and keeping in touch with loved ones,” McBath emphasized. “Expanding our state’s access to broadband is critical for the economic success of our small businesses, the educational future of our children, and the pursuit of equity in our communities.”

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo applauded the upcoming support, “I want to thank Representative McBath for her hard work passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. For too long we’ve neglected investments in critical areas that directly impact American workers, American businesses and American families. One of the many historic investments in this bill is the effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure all Americans have access to reliable, affordable broadband. Broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Thanks to President Biden’s vision and the Congresswoman’s tireless effort to get this passed, we can now bring affordable broadband to every community in Georgia.”

This landmark $100 million investment in Georgia will establish the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, helping more than three million low-income Georgians gain access to reliable internet. Expanding access to broadband will have major positive impacts on the state’s economy and uplift millions of families from rural and urban communities alike.