Hoyer Hosts Virtual Roundtable on Measures to Expand Broadband Access in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined key leaders in Maryland’s broadband community to discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure law, which he brought to the House Floor and was enacted last year, will help expand access to broadband coverage in Maryland.

“Today I was glad to join leaders in Maryland’s broadband community to discuss the significant broadband investments for Marylanders in the bipartisan infrastructure law,” said Congressman Hoyer. “Last year, I joined many of these broadband advocates to hear about the great need to expand broadband access in Maryland, and today I was pleased to reconnect with them and share how this bipartisan law will deliver tremendously for residents across our state.”

“Under the bipartisan infrastructure law, Maryland will receive a minimum of $100 million to expand coverage of high-speed internet targeting the nearly 150,000 Marylanders who don’t yet have access. Over 17 percent of Marylanders will also qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Benefit, so that more families can afford access to the internet. These funds are essential for connecting folks to emerging virtual resources like telehealth, bridging divides in education, and expanding economic opportunities for more Marylanders. In addition, these resources will help us tackle lingering social and racial inequities in broadband access,” continued Congressman Hoyer. 

“I was proud to have helped work in Congress to see this law was enacted, and thank each of our participants for their insights and suggestions today. I am excited to see all of the gains this law will bring to Marylanders, and look forward to continuing my work with Maryland’s broadband experts to bridge the digital divide and help every Marylander get online.” 

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