President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday agreed to a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that includes building out high-speed universal broadband across the nation. The infrastructure framework will invest two-thirds of the resources from , and also includes provisions for clean transportation, clean water infrastructure, renewable energy infrastructure and climate change resilience.
Under the plan, $65 billion will be invested in broadband for all. It proposes state and local investment in broadband infrastructure as well as using the.
It's a step back from theproposed by Biden in March, which included $100 billion for broadband infrastructure. In March, Biden spoke about the , and how more than 30 million Americans have no access to broadband, while those living in urban and suburban markets face broadband bills that are too expensive.
"Democracy requires compromise," the White House said in a fact sheet published Thursday. "The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will make life better for millions of Americans, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth and position the United States to win the 21st century."
The new infrastructure framework also includes spending $7.5 billion to build aof electric vehicle chargers as part of .
The infrastructure plan has yet to be voted on by Congress.