Posted on August 5, 2021

So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Includes Racial Quotas for Broadband

John Binder, Breitbart, August 2, 2021

The so-called “infrastructure” bill, crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans, includes provisions to deliver broadband across the United States based on racial quotas and depending on the number of newly arrived immigrants.

The bill, officially released late Sunday evening, includes the Digital Equity Act that seeks to expand broadband to American communities that currently lack access to the Internet due to either poverty, dilapidated infrastructure, or their geographical location such as rural communities.

As part of the plan, the Department of Commerce would set up a grant program to states to fund broadband expansion. {snip}


In the terms section of the bill, a “covered population” means anyone who is considered an “aging individual, a prison inmate excluding those in federal prison, a veteran, an individual with disabilities, an individual with a language barrier, and anyone who is a member of a racial or ethnic minority.”

This indicates that 25 percent of the total grant money in the program to help a state expand broadband access will be partially based on how many nonwhite residents, newly arrived immigrants who struggle speaking English, and prison inmates a community has.