During the Pandemic, the FCC Must Provide Internet for All

WIRED writes that Broadband access is more crucial than ever, particularly for low-income Americans. The Trump administration must stop withholding it.


If we want to make sure all Americans can participate fully in our society, our economy, and our culture during this national emergency and beyond, the FCC’s war on Lifeline must stop. If the agency is not willing to strengthen and expand the program even on a temporary basis, then Congress, in its next stimulus bill, must mandate that it do so. Anything less will ensure that the digital divide in this country will remain a yawning gap.

Read more here: https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-during-covid-19-the-fcc-needs-to-provide-internet-for-all/

The article's author, Gigi Sohn (@gigibsohn), is a distinguished fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and a Benton Institute senior fellow and public advocate.