After a year and a half of COVID-19 and a national shutdown, the government is taking action to ensure broadband infrastructure and connectivity for all Americans become a reality.
In late February, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an emergency subsidy to help bridge the digital divide for low-income families during the pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program will bring affordable Internet service to households for distance working, virtual learning, and critical telehealth care.
While 2020 was a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the technological advancements were accelerated to meet the new demands that the coronavirus brought. Industry experts state that this momentum will continue in 2021 with smart cities at the core.