New “Digital Equity” Plan Announced For Arkansas Will Cost Billions

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They’re calling for internet “equity” in Arkansas.

According to KATV, the Biden administration has greenlit the Arkansas Digital Equity plan which will put internet in more diverse communities. Nearly a billion dollars will be spent on just one part of the grant. Nearly $3 billion in total.

Internet “Equity” Demanded

Washington D.C.’s Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved the plan.

The plan falls under Joe Biden’s “internet for all” project, which promises to invest $2.75 billion across 3 separate grant programs.

The two major goals for the funding is to promote “equity” and “inclusion” on the internet.

The costs are as follows:

  • $843,673.00 was granted from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program,
  • $1.44 billion will go to another program called the Digital Equity Capacity Grant program.

The project is being hailed as a new ool to help train citizens for the digital economy.

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