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Broadband Funding Aims to Connect America | OAS Episode 175

Angela Seifer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and Erlinda Doherty in NCSL’s Washington office, break down the details of the $65 billion in funding for high-speed internet included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and how it will affect states.


Across the Aisle | Bipartisan Effort Powers Launch of Maryland’s NG911 System

For Maryland Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D), Carl Henn’s tragic death was a call to action. A local activist and politician, Henn died after being struck by lightning in 2010 after a freak thunderstorm interrupted a celebration in a park. “By the time they came out and found him prostrate, they tried calling 911 from their cellphones and even landlines,” says Kagan, who considered Henn a friend. “The lines were all busy.”

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