Telecommunications and Broadband in 2023

In March and November of 2021, Congress passed laws providing about $75 billion to expand broadband in areas of the US that either do not have it or have it inadequately, in Congress’s view. The $75 billion is to be spent over the next few years through numerous programs involving the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), the US Department of Treasury, state governments, and local governments. These government institutions will be busy in 2023 spending some of this money and setting up processes for spending the rest.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.