Lawmakers Mull Best Web Speeds For Infrastructure Push

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A new infrastructure package needs some work to ensure that the $40 billion allocated for broadband expansion extends reasonably fast internet service to the people who need it the most, witnesses told the House Energy and Commerce Committee during a hearing Wednesday.

As lawmakers workshop the LIFT America Act, which would put more than $120 billion toward clean energy, health infrastructure and broadband deployment, they must be careful to not duplicate other internet subsidy efforts and to deliver the most useful service offerings to Americans, witnesses said.

Both Mignon Clyburn, a former Democratic commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, and Boston College Law School...

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