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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden Monday is expected to bring billions of dollars to Los Angeles County for public transit projects, wildfire preparation, bridge and road repair, electric vehicle charging networks and broadband internet.
Broadband, which is a lifeline for many Southern California families, especially during the pandemic, is set to get a major overhaul. Broadband, which is a lifeline for many Southern California families, especially during the pandemic, is set to get a major overhaul.
“It will be a huge shot in the arm,” said Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO of California Emerging Technology Fund.
The organization’s mission is to get broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. Their CEO said building better broadband infrastructure will take a collaboration of the public and private sector.
“We are pledging to the county of Los Angeles that in the next year, we can get every household that is in a publicly subsidized complex connected. There should be high-speed internet infrastructure improvements throughout California in the next three years,” McPeak said.