Sen. Blumenthal: Millions of Americans could be at risk of losing affordable internet

High speed internet access is no longer a luxury — in the 21st century it is an absolute necessity for modern life. Today, more than ever, tens of millions of Americans rely on broadband to work from home, apply for veterans’ benefits, attend school, run their small businesses, and access health care. Yet, hundreds of thousands of Connecticut households still can’t afford internet or live in areas where service is unreliable. We saw the dire need for affordable high-speed internet during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Congress built a COVID relief package in 2020, I championed emergency broadband benefits to help people across Connecticut connect to services that made working, attending school, and accessing services possible during lockdown.”

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