American Rescue Plan includes historic broadband investment for Maine

Andreas Milano

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Angus King represents Maine in the U.S. Senate. Over the last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced Americans to reimagine the way our society operates. […]

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com.

Angus King represents Maine in the U.S. Senate.

Over the last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced Americans to reimagine the way our society operates. Schools have turned to distance learning; offices have shifted to remote work; medical providers have embraced telemedicine to provide key care. These adjustments have undoubtedly saved lives, but they also exposed a longstanding inequality: The digital divide that leaves millions without access to high-speed broadband and the immense opportunities it provides.

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