A group of Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups are teaming up to push for federal funding to ensure affordable internet access nationwide in the next coronavirus stimulus package.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) joined a dozen of the groups, including Common Sense Media and Demand Progress, in a livestream Wednesday to make the case for new funding.
“We have a digital divide in this country, there’s no question about it,” Blumenthal said.