$7 billion for broadband in end-of-year package

The coronavirus relief package deal finally came together on Sunday, and when text was released a day later it included $7 billion in funding for broadband internet access.

The sum also includes a new $3.2 billion program that will provide $50 per month for broadband to low-income families.

It’s not the only language related to tech that is in the massive package, which the House and Senate are set to approve Monday night. It also includes $1.9 billion to remove equipment built by Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE from American networks.