Expand Access to Public Digital Infrastructure (PDI)
Here are the things we’re going to do at the federal level to build a public digital infrastructure so all West Virginians and folks across the country have an equal opportunity to access remote work, education, or build their small businesses
I’ll choose the side of workers by conditioning grants on strong labor, wage, and sourcing standards. We need to ensure that federal funding goes toward creating good-paying union jobs and that federally funded projects cannot subcontract work to evade labor law.
Public Digital Infrastructure Supports Jobs and Small Businesses
No more charging West Virginians for internet service they can’t use, or can’t rely on. Students without access fall behind. Businesses without access lose money. Rural workers without access are limited to long commutes or low-paying jobs in the immediate area—and workers without the money to make purchases can’t support local businesses. Remote work increases consumer demand in remote areas.