Too many people across the country are left behind because they don't have reliable, affordable access to the internet. But a bipartisan push to close this digital divide would be $1 billion well spent.

The Digital Equity Act, reintroduced last week by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would offer financial assistance to help states and community organizations bring broadband access to millions of Americans now left behind by current networks.

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