BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan pair of senators has called for a two-year, $160 million pilot program to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and rural areas. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin call their proposal the Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States Act, or the HOTSPOTS Act. They said the funding would help rural and low-income residents with the growing shift toward online services in the country. Collins said residents around the country have had to move everything from workplaces to health care to online models due to the coronavirus pandemic. That puts people who don’t have reliable broadband at home at a disadvantage, she said. The American Library Association has voiced support for the proposal.
- French agency's $61.5 million loan to boost rural development
- Vietnam wants to boost multi-faceted cooperation with Indian
- Vietnam wants to boost multi-faceted cooperation with India
- Ho Chi Minh city wants to boost multifaceted-cooperation with Slovakia
- Vietnam wants to boost parliamentary cooperation with Saudi Arabia
- Ministry wants to boost exports through major distributors
- VEC wants to boost capital to VND22 trillion
- Vietnam wants to boost cooperation with Iran
- US wants to boost relations with Vietnam
- Coal industry wants to boost exports to lower inventory
Collins, Manchin want broadband boost for rural libraries have 225 words, post on www.sfgate.com at July 14, 2020. This is cached page on USA Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.